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In place of a lot of their extra reserved predecessors, glossy tv serials reminiscent of Queer as Folk and The L Word, which focus predominantly on queer characters, dare to incorporate quite a few hugely debatable tale strains, function specific intercourse scenes and mirror upon formerly tabooed facets of their depiction of homosexuality.
Challenging Heterosexism from the different Point of View discusses how those particularly queer exhibits satisfy a functionality of demanding institutionalized attitudes of society, akin to dichotomous notions of gender, heterosexism or homophobia. in addition, the query is raised whether or not they additionally serve to do the other by chance, through reinforcing stereotypes and very likely making a particularly inflexible snapshot of the idea that of gay identification. The complexity of the cultural effect steered through those sequence defines the focus of the qualitative content material research of those cutting edge media items.

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When Queer as Folk was first aired, its daring depiction of male homosexuality was unprecedented. The L Word followed with a mandate to render female homosexuality similarly visible. 54 During the ten years from the first shocking representation of gay sex in Queer as Folk to the last season of The L Word, a number of additional forms of identity, queer issues and topics emerged and The L Word was able to react to such social developments. The chosen television programmes thus constitute potentially highly influential products of televisual entertainment, and provide insight into a complex social discourse.

In particular, deconstruction involves the dismantling of hierarchical binary conceptual oppositions such as man/woman, black/white, reality/appearance, nature/ culture, reason/madness etc. 37 Deconstruction is thus mainly aimed at the violent hierarchies of binary oppositions in society’s ideology, i. e. the harsh preference of, for example, heterosexual over homosexual. Deconstructing any text or discourse means making visible the values, concepts and ideas at the core of its construction, and thereby questioning the validity of the ‘truths’ that are taken for granted.

In its academic project, the field of queer studies has so far offered various analyses of cultural phenomena such as literary products and movies because of their role within the social discourse on homosexuality. 26 There is, however, still a considerable academic void in the field of queer popular culture. 27 There has, however, never been a monograph studying these specific television serials explicitly dealing with homosexuality – at least to my knowledge. The present study attempts to fill this research deficit to a certain degree.

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