Topic: Stereotypes

The New Normalcy: Do We Need More TV Shows To Try To End Heteronormativity?

The New Normalcy: Do We Need More TV Shows To Try To End Heteronormativity?

When it comes to homophobia, television is no longer a place where likable characters can be outright prejudiced (thank goodness). You won’t hear the main character of a show yelling “faggot!” unless there will be some negative consequences later, nor will you the protagonists actually dislike gays unless that is seen as a major character flaw (…which it is). But the lack of obviousness and brazen anti-gay attitudes doesn’t mean the prejudice doesn’t exist on television still; instead, they’re just more subtle. More »