Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire by Amy Villarejo

By Amy Villarejo

In Ethereal Queer, Amy Villarejo bargains a traditionally engaged, theoretically subtle, and sometimes own account of ways television representations of queer lifestyles have replaced because the medium has developed because the Fifties. hard the common view that LGBT characters didn't make a sustained visual appeal on tv until eventually the Eighties, she attracts on leading edge readings of television exhibits and community records to bare queer television’s long, wealthy, and sundry historical past. Villarejo is going past matters approximately representational accuracy. She tracks how altering depictions of queer existence, in courses from Our pass over Brooks to The L Word, relate to differences in enterprise types and applied sciences, together with modes of supply and reception equivalent to cable, electronic video recording, and on-line streaming. In so doing, she provides a daring new option to comprehend the background of television.

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