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Representation sexuality

  1. 1. REPRESENTATION SEXUALITY
  2. 2. Defining Sexuality <ul><li>Sexuality looks at how people experience the erotic and express themselves as sexual beings. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be focusing on: Physical appearance/behaviour and attitude associated with a particular sexuality. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Analysing sexuality <ul><li>When analysing sexuality you must remember to focus on ALL sexuality. </li></ul><ul><li>Heterosexual stereotypes have been looked at when we did representation of gender. (Masculinity/ Femininity) </li></ul><ul><li>If you notice there are homosexual characters within the TV Drama then you focus on Gay and Lesbian stereotypes. (dominant or alternative?) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homosexuality <ul><li>“ Whilst there have been many representations of male heterosexuality in film, it is only relatively recently that homosexuality has aired in prime time TV.” </li></ul><ul><li>One of the first representations of being gay was JACK in Dawson's Creek (1997). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Homosexuality <ul><li>However, gay and lesbian characters are often marginalised and are seen as supporting characters. </li></ul><ul><li>This then could lead to heavy stereotyping as there is no room for the character to grow. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sexual identities <ul><li>The Metro Sexual- Darren Osborne-Hollyoaks </li></ul><ul><li>A man who displays behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypically associated with </li></ul><ul><li>Homosexual men whilst being </li></ul><ul><li>Heterosexual. (concern of apperance) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sexual Identities <ul><li>The feminine Gay/Male Diva- Kurt Hummel-Glee </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage student coming to terms with his sexuality. </li></ul><ul><li>This stereotype is one of the most </li></ul><ul><li>Common within TV Drama and has </li></ul><ul><li>Come under criticism because it is a </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting stereotype that makes </li></ul><ul><li>Homosexuality nothing more than a </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to be feminine. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sexual identities <ul><li>The repressed gay- David Fisher-Six feet under </li></ul><ul><li>Fears coming out to his family. </li></ul><ul><li>Displays some stereotypical </li></ul><ul><li>Attributes of gay behaviour such as </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing in a theatrical way and </li></ul><ul><li>Being flamboyant. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sexual Identities <ul><li>The colourful Gay man -Stanford Blatch –Sex and the city </li></ul><ul><li>Some feminine qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Best friends with women only </li></ul><ul><li>Likes to talk about fashion and feelings. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sexual Identities <ul><li>Bette-The Lesbian Convert/ Lipstick Lesbian </li></ul><ul><li>Once straight now gay </li></ul><ul><li>Physically attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Has more stereotypically masculine traits such as having a high powered job </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sexual Identities <ul><li>Shane- the Boi </li></ul><ul><li>Embodies sexual traits that are conventionally masculine. (haircut, dress code etc) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sexual Identities <ul><li>Dana-The closet/Sport lesbian </li></ul><ul><li>Refuses to accept her true sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Fakes heterosexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Made up relationship. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Activity <ul><li>These are just a few of the sexual identities we can observe in television drama. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of any others? Do they fit any of these representations? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Media representation <ul><li>A common media representation is to associate gay characters with feminine characteristics and lesbians with masculine characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Media rely on using these stereotypes as the are familiar and do not challenge the audience. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Shift in representation <ul><li>Gay Rights movement has campaigned for equality on the grounds of sexuality and opened up a way for greater rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Same sex adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Civil partnership (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Serve in military as openly Gay. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Shift in representation <ul><li>This has made a change in peoples attitudes and perceptions. </li></ul><ul><li>It has also had an effect within TV Drama representation of homosexual characters. </li></ul><ul><li>E.G. EastEnders: Syed and Christian </li></ul>
  17. 17. Exam <ul><li>LOOK OUT FOR BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN REPRESENTATIONS. </li></ul>

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