Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (Reading Contemporary Television Series) by Sarah Warn, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (Reading Contemporary Television Series)
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Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (Reading Contemporary Television Series)

by Sarah Warn
     
 

As America's first television series about lesbians, The L Word captured national attention when it debuted in 2004, and has continued to make headlines since. The Showtime cable drama about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends in Los Angeles challenges traditional notions of relationships, gender, and sex, and has generated both controversy and devotion

Overview

As America's first television series about lesbians, The L Word captured national attention when it debuted in 2004, and has continued to make headlines since. The Showtime cable drama about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends in Los Angeles challenges traditional notions of relationships, gender, and sex, and has generated both controversy and devotion within the lesbian community. Contributors write on how the show deals with topics like third-wave feminism, bisexuality, race, glamor, sex, relationships, music, as well as how the series has been marketed to and received by viewers. Also included are interviews with key contributors to the show itself. Throughout, the essays address both humorously and analytically what The L Word says about lesbians--and what lesbians say about The L Word.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845111793
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/04/2006
Series:
Reading Contemporary Television
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Akass is Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Both are editors of Reading Sex & the City (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and Reading Six Feet Under (I.B.Tauris, 2005). Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of AfterEllen.com and AfterElton.com, leading entertainment websites for gays and lesbians.

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