Skip to comments.Study: More LGBTQ characters on TV series, fewer women
Posted on 11/09/2017 7:06:59 AM PST by Olog-hai
TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but theres a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.
LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, the groups annual Where We Are on TV study released Thursday found.
Shows contributing to the change include NBCs reboot of Will & Grace and The Deuce on HBO. [ ]
Of the 901 characters set to appear regularly on prime-time network series in the 2017-18 season, 6.4 percent are identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender or queer. [ ]
The study also looked at how women fare on TV and found it wanting.
While women make up an estimated 51 percent of the U.S. population, theyre 43 percent of the regularly appearing characters on broadcast TV a 1 percent drop from last season, GLAAD said.
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And fewer viewers as well.
Of course, in real life, Bob "Hogan" Crane had some odd proclivities.
Richard Hatch : Tax Evasion, if I remember right...
The squeaky wheel gets the oil. The less than 2% of the population who are homosexual or variations thereof (bi, tranny, etc.) make enough noise that you’d think they were one in four or five!
EHRLICHMAN: It's fatal liberality. And with its use on television, it has such leverage.
NIXON: You know what's happened [in northern California]?
EHRLICHMAN: San Francisco has just gone clear over.
NIXON: But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time--it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.
Decorators. They got to do something. But we don't have to glorify it. You know one of the reasons fashions have made women look so terrible is because the goddamned designers hate women. Designers taking it out on the women. Now they're trying to get some more sexy things coming on again.
EHRLICHMAN: Hot pants.
NIXON: Jesus Christ.
From what I’ve seen when it comes to the overabundance of gay characters in media they’re not letting up. They just had yet another gay character come out on this time on the Disney tv show “Andi Mack” over a week ago.
It’s being reported that particular episode did not air in the Middle East and Africa. One fringe publication renders it as “Disney Channel gives in to bigots” et al.
‘the word “gender” is allowed in this house only when referring to words..’
yes, that’ll sure fix the deviancy issue...
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