Crossing the Borders of Queer TV: Depictions of migration and (im)mobility in contemporary LGBTQ television

Anamarija Horvat*

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Abstract

This article focuses on contemporary queer television and examines its depiction of LGBTQ border crossings and migration. In recent years, a shift in the American and British televisual landscape has seen queer television drama veering away from a predominant focus on white, middle-class characters, towards an exploration of immigrant positionalities and the geopolitical relevance of state borders. However, these changes in media representation have not yet been granted sufficient academic attention. This article aims to fill this gap through analysing three relevant examples of US and UK queer television; Transparent (2014–2019), Years and Years (2019) and Orange is the New Black (2013–2019).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-301
Number of pages22
JournalCritical Studies in Television
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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