“This collection is a welcome and timely addition to the growing library of academic texts exploring the complex and politically-charged intersections between television and queer identities. The essays gathered within its pages offer entertaining and provocative insights into a range of recent and contemporary US TV series. As a collection, the book highlights not only the variety of individual responses to multivalent texts, but also the ongoing importance of detailed interrogation of lesbian, bisexual and queer characters and programming.”--Glyn Davis, University of Bristol; Author of Queer as Folk (2007) and co-editor of Queer TV (2008)
“From Ellen to AfterEllen.com the L Word is finally being spoken on U.S. television, and these smart and sassy essays help us see where things are changing and where they are still la même chose. Nobody said it would be easy, and the scholars represented here are neither sentimental nor simply celebratory in their approach to the new lesbian visibility. Their cool and careful readings will help us all locate ourselves in the contemporary landscape of mediated queerness.”--Larry Gross, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California
About the Author
Rebecca Beirne is the author of multiple essays discussing queer representation on television. Her monograph, Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. She received her doctorate, which discussed lesbian popular culture, from the University of Sydney, and is presently teaching at the University of Western Sydney.