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SQIFF 2019 Talk: Queering the Small Screen

Fri 4 October 2019

Talk: Queering the Small Screen

Where cinema is falling behind in queer representation, television is making leaps and bounds: in 2018, a GLAAD survey showed a record-high percentage of queer characters on broadcast and streaming television.

Zoë Shacklock, Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, gives a talk on the surge in representations of queer identity, desire, and sex on contemporary TV. What kinds of queer stories and bodies do we see on our screens? Is there something about television making it particularly suited to exploring queer sexuality?

Drawing from examples like Sense8, American Gods, Pose, Black Mirror, Special, and Gentleman Jack, topics will include presentation of explicit queer sex and how TV queerness intersects with race and disability.

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Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Any film clips shown in the talk screening with English captions/subtitles. The event will be BSL interpreted. Hearing loop available. Large print versions of handouts available.

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