TV DRAMA
TEXTUAL
ANALYSIS:
SEXUALITY
• Firstly, It’s important to remember that gender
and sexuality are not the same thing.
• When analysing sexuality you mus...
DEFINITION OF GENDER……..
…………the state of being male or female. The
members of one or other sex.
(Oxford English Dictionar...
DEFINITION OF SEXUALITY…
…..A name for the sexual feelings and behaviour of a
person.
….When applied to groups of people (...
Representation of Sexuality
Whilst there have been many representations of
heterosexuality in TV dramas, it is only recent...
• However, Gay and lesbian characters are often
marginalised and are seen as supporting
characters.
• It is sometimes diff...
• A common media representation is to associate gay characters
with feminine characteristics and lesbians with masculine
c...
Representation of Sexuality
• We will examine Stereotypes, but also consider the
departure from stereotypes too.
• Social ...
Sexual Identities
• The feminine Gay/Male Diva –
Kurt Hummel - Glee
• Teenage student coming to terms
with his sexuality
•...
• The Metro Sexual - Joey
Essex
• A man who displays
behaviour Stereotypically
associated with
Homosexual men whilst
being...
• The Repressed Homosexual –
David Fisher – Six Feet Under
• Fears of coming out to his family
• Displays some stereotypic...
• The Colourful Gay Man –
Stanford Blatch – Sex and the
City
• Some feminine qualities
• Best friends with women
• Like to...
Sexual Identities
The Butch Lesbian
Shane in the L Word
• Masculine Dress
• Masculine behaviour?
• Man in the relationship...
Sexual Identities
Feminine Lesbian
Santana in Glee
• Concerned with
feelings and love
over sex.
• Dress feminine
http://ww...
Sexual Identities
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPBE6YNoP5w
How is Sexuality represented in the extract from Fingersmith?
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    1. 1. TV DRAMA TEXTUAL ANALYSIS: SEXUALITY
    2. 2. • Firstly, It’s important to remember that gender and sexuality are not the same thing. • When analysing sexuality you must remember to focus on ALL aspects of sexuality ( hetrosexuality, homosexuality, metrosexuality & bisexuality]
    3. 3. DEFINITION OF GENDER…….. …………the state of being male or female. The members of one or other sex. (Oxford English Dictionary)
    4. 4. DEFINITION OF SEXUALITY… …..A name for the sexual feelings and behaviour of a person. ….When applied to groups of people (e.g. heterosexuals/homosexuals/bisexuals) ideas of social attitude and organisation are implied. Nelmes, J., Introduction to Film Studies (Routledge 2007)
    5. 5. Representation of Sexuality Whilst there have been many representations of heterosexuality in TV dramas, it is only recently that homosexuality has become a dominant representation too.
    6. 6. • However, Gay and lesbian characters are often marginalised and are seen as supporting characters. • It is sometimes difficult for the characters to grow and develop. Representation of Sexuality
    7. 7. • A common media representation is to associate gay characters with feminine characteristics and lesbians with masculine characteristics. • The media reply on stereotypes in their representations • Of course, this isn't always the case. • As society has developed, and times have changed, so has the representation of sexuality in TV Dramas.
    8. 8. Representation of Sexuality • We will examine Stereotypes, but also consider the departure from stereotypes too. • Social attitudes about ‘correct’ sexual behaviour • Intended Audience
    9. 9. Sexual Identities • The feminine Gay/Male Diva – Kurt Hummel - Glee • Teenage student coming to terms with his sexuality • This stereotype is one of the most common within TV drama and has come under criticism because it is a limiting stereotype. It represents homosexuality as a desire to be feminine. • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=YD_iGRSnQbs&feature=fvst
    10. 10. • The Metro Sexual - Joey Essex • A man who displays behaviour Stereotypically associated with Homosexual men whilst being Heterosexual. • Concerned with own appearance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H SPwqV8CNG0 Sexual Identities
    11. 11. • The Repressed Homosexual – David Fisher – Six Feet Under • Fears of coming out to his family • Displays some stereotypical attributes of gay behaviour such as dancing in a theatrical way and being flamboyant. • http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=ikQlhm6QQuA Sexual Identities
    12. 12. • The Colourful Gay Man – Stanford Blatch – Sex and the City • Some feminine qualities • Best friends with women • Like to talk about fashion and feelings • http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=w_M3RwF2UN8&feature= related Sexual Identities
    13. 13. Sexual Identities The Butch Lesbian Shane in the L Word • Masculine Dress • Masculine behaviour? • Man in the relationship? http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Z2IQQYuNmWk &feature=related - stop at 4 mins 5 seconds
    14. 14. Sexual Identities Feminine Lesbian Santana in Glee • Concerned with feelings and love over sex. • Dress feminine http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=UERsZI mECTk&feature=rela ted
    15. 15. Sexual Identities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPBE6YNoP5w How is Sexuality represented in the extract from Fingersmith?
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