• 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]
DEFINITION OF GENDER……..…………the state of being male or female. The members of one or other sex.(Oxford English Dictionary)
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)
Representation of SexualityWhilst there have been many representations ofheterosexuality in TV dramas, it is only recently that homosexuality has become a dominant representation too.
Representation of Sexuality• 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.
• 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 isnt always the case.• As society has developed, and times have changed, so has the representation of sexuality in TV Dramas.
Representation of Sexuality• We will examine Stereotypes, but also consider the departure from stereotypes too.• Social attitudes about ‘correct’ sexual behaviour• Intended Audience
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
Sexual Identities • The Metro Sexual - Joey Essex • A man who displays behaviour Stereotypically associated with Homosexual men whilst being Heterosexual. • Concerned with own appearancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSPwqV8CNG0
Sexual Identities • 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• 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 IdentitiesThe Butch LesbianShane 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
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
Sexual Identities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPBE6YNoP5wHow is Sexuality represented in the extract from Fingersmith?