Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television

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Kim Akass, Janet McCabe
I.B.Tauris, Apr 4, 2006 - Performing Arts - 247 pages
7 Reviews
As America's first television series about lesbians, The L Word captured national attention when it debuted in 2004, and has continued to make headlines since. The Showtime cable drama about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends in Los Angeles challenges traditional notions of relationships, gender, and sex, and has generated both controversy and devotion within the lesbian community. Contributors write on how the show deals with topics like third-wave feminism, bisexuality, race, glamor, sex, relationships, music, as well as how the series has been marketed to and received by viewers. Also included are interviews with key contributors to the show itself. Throughout, the essays address both humorously and analytically what The L Word says about lesbians--and what lesbians say about The L Word.
  

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Review: Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television

User Review  - Hanna - Goodreads

Quite an interesting collection of essays about season 1 and 2 of the Showtime series "The L-Word". Only three stars, because I don't that a show can be judged by only 2 of 6 seasons. Read full review

Review: Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

I absolutely loved it!!!!! It was a great critique of the show and I thoroughly enjoyed how the different writer's talked about both the good things on the show as well as the bad. Not to mention not ... Read full review

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Page xiv - TV Drama at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is author of Feminist Film Studies: Writing the Woman into Cinema (Wallflower, 2004), and is co-editor...

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Kim Akass is Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Both are editors of Reading Sex & the City (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and Reading Six Feet Under (I.B.Tauris, 2005). Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of AfterEllen.com and AfterElton.com, leading entertainment websites for gays and lesbians.

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