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The Controversy Around ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’: A Case Study in Bi Erasure and Public Hysteria

The Controversy Around ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’: A Case Study in Bi Erasure and Public Hysteria | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it
"Blue is the Warmest Color" ("La vie d'Adèle") is a 2013 French romantic coming of age drama that unanimously won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
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Visi(bi)lity: Biphobia Bingo! A Look at Basic Instinct | Bitch Media

I expected to enjoy Basic Instinct, even if only in a campy sense. Oh, how wrong I was.
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Visi(bi)lity: Deconstructing Images of Bisexuality in the Media | Bitch Media

Over the next eight weeks, I will explore both progressive and problematic depictions of bisexuality in order to see how far we’ve come and how much progress still needs to be made.
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glbtq >> arts >> Bisexuality in Film

The history of gays and lesbians in film is well documented, but bisexuality, in both characters and performers, has been less examined.
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The sexualization of queer women in media

The sexualization of queer women in media | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it

Our society sees sexuality as something exclusively male. Women are expected to perform sexuality—to discuss sex, to look sexy, to  have sex—but only and always for male pleasure. Female queerness subverts this. Women loving other women are clearly not doing it for men—there are no men involved. So our society has to find a way to lay claim to queer women’s sexuality as well.

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Gay stereotypes in TV & Film

Gay stereotypes in TV & Film | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it

"Lesbian representations are a totally different story. In most mainstream shows which feature lesbian characters we see examples of femme lesbians, and not much else. The example which springs to mind first is Carol from friends. Other examples of well-known Femmes include Arizona and Callie from Grey’s Anatomy, and characters from Skins and Sugar Rush. These women are all feminine, and tend to be open to heterosexual sex too."

"It’s no wonder more masculine lesbians come under fire from heterosexual females when there are little to no examples of them in popular culture, and it’s no wonder gay men are met with the patronising “gay best friend” tag."

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GLAAD introduces a Bechdel Test for LGBT characters

"The Russo Test” analyzes how LGBT characters are represented in movies.

1) The film contains a character that is identifiably lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT).

2) That character must not be solely or predominantly defined by their sexual orientation or gender identity (i.e. the character is made up of the same sort of unique character traits commonly used to differentiate straight characters from one another).

3) The LGBT character must be tied into the plot in such a way that their removal would have a significant effect.  Meaning they are not there to simply provide colorful commentary, paint urban authenticity, or (perhaps most commonly) set up a punchline; the character should matter.

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Queer Representation in Film and Television

The section that follows explores different approaches to queer content by analyzing various ways that popular media have used characterized LGBTQ people.
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/vent: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' is Not a Lesbian Film

/vent: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' is Not a Lesbian Film | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it
/bent readers aren't at a loss for opinions. The comments section is always there to articulate them, but sometimes it's not enough. So here's /vent, a chance to write in and sound off about whatever claim we or anyone else has made about queer film that you find insufferable, inspiring or simply wrong.
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Visi(bi)lity: How Did I Get Here? (or: What Chasing Amy Taught Me About Media and Identity) | Bitch Media

Visi(bi)lity: How Did I Get Here? (or: What Chasing Amy Taught Me About Media and Identity) | Bitch Media | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it
While Chasing Amy doesn’t actually talk about bisexuality, it promotes the message that you won’t find what you want until you open yourself up to unexpected possibilities. And that’s been true for me.
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Is Divergent Sci-Fi's First Successful Bisexual Allegory?

Theo James speaks with The Advocate about the need for greater diversity in Hollywood blockbusters and why Divergent may be the science fiction genre's first bisexual allegory.
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It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV

'Game of Thrones' had an overly sensual libertine while 'House of Cards' had a manipulative psychopath. And then there's Piper Chapman. It isn't easy being vaguely bisexual on TV.
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Bisexual Women in Film From the Early 1990s to Today

From Basic Instinct to Kissing Jessica Stein to Rent, portrayals of bisexual women in film have come a long way since Personal Best. Or have they?
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Sadly, No Surprise: GLAAD Report Finds Hollywood Films Lack LGBT Representation

Sadly, No Surprise: GLAAD Report Finds Hollywood Films Lack LGBT Representation | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it
GLAAD, formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 

released its first annual Studio Responsibility Index this week, reporting on the representation of LGBT people in major Hollywood films released by six major movie studios in 2012, including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony Columbia. The results are not very good, and sadly not surprising.

 
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Women, gay and black people still shown as stereotypes in film, says study

Women, gay and black people still shown as stereotypes in film, says study | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it

"Two in three of respondents agree that gay characters are too often portrayed with sexual orientation as their main trait. Three in five say they are too often shown as being "camp". Among the gay, lesbian and bisexual population, those views are held by four out of five people."

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Lesbians in Media and Culture: Failure to Communicate

Until very recently, I did not identify as a lesbian. I proudly proclaimed my gay and queer identities, but though I was often referred to as a lesbian, I never called myself one. My reasons had to do with deeply-held pre-conceived notions about the lesbian community (butch-femme dichotomies were a big issue for me), and a discomfort with the label. In my mind, lesbian and gay were completely different labels, completely different identities, and completely different communities. Recently, however, this has changed. After 6 years of being out, I have found a comfortable niche in the lesbian community. For the first time, I feel like I fit.

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Digital Essay 1: Queer Representation in Films

Digital Essay 1: Queer Representation in Films | Queer Women in Film | Scoop.it
Throughout the history of film, there is no argument that there as always, in fact, been some sort of LGBTQ presence in the industry. This most certainly does not translate to having a gay characte...
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