Tag: gender/representation

Life Is Not A Fairy Tale

Just in time for Halloween, ABC and NBC both rolled out new shows last week focusing on the basic premise that Fairy Tales are real and their protagonists, or their ancestors, are living somewhere in the United States.

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Glee: Kurt and the Casting Couch

In the second episode of Glee’s new season, “I Am Unicorn,” Kurt’s character loses the romantic lead in the school musical, West Side Story, to his more masculine boyfriend Blaine. The episode was both fascinating and confounding because instead of…

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Keepin’ it Real on Treme

The producers/writers on Treme are under tremendous pressure: they ache to do right by New Orleans, they have to make a television show that people will continue watching, and they want to tell the truth about the city putting itself back together after the storm.

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A Damaged Conclusion

Looking back at Damages, I realize it would have been right at home amidst ’80s film narratives that demonized career women while asserting the proper place of women at the hearth in the home.

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