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Reading 'The L Word' : Outing Contemporary Television
by Kim Akass and Janet McCabe


Overview - The L Word immediately captured international attention when it debuted on American screens in January 2004. Given its standing as the first television drama series to focus on lesbians,_x000D_ it attracted controversy and devotion from within the lesbian community and beyond - and continues to make headlines and draw an enthusiastic fan base trading gossip through websites and weblogs.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The L Word immediately captured international attention when it debuted on American screens in January 2004. Given its standing as the first television drama series to focus on lesbians,_x000D_ it attracted controversy and devotion from within the lesbian community and beyond - and continues to make headlines and draw an enthusiastic fan base trading gossip through websites and weblogs. The groundbreaking primetime drama from Showtime is about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living and loving in Los Angeles, and challenges traditional_x000D_ notions of relationships, queer lifestyles, gender identities, race and ethnicity, and sex and sexuality. Reading 'The L Word' is the first book about this television phenomenon, and offers a rich variety of explorations of the show and its impact on popular culture.With an Introduction_x000D_ by Sarah Warn, the founder of leading lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.com, and foreword by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, this collection brings together leading academics,_x000D_ feminist critics, scholars and award-winning journalists to discuss The L Word through a range of topics like third-wave feminism, queer theory, bisexuality and sex as well as how The_x000D_ L Word has been marketed to and received by its audience. There is a complete episode guide as well as a series of interviews with the actors and the writer Guinevere Turner (Go_x000D_ Fish). _x000D_ Reading 'The L Word' addresses both humorously and analytically what The L Word says about lesbians-and what both lesbians and straights have to say about The L Word._x000D_ 'A must-read book about the must-see lesbian sex drama that everybody loves but some love to hate.' -Jane Feuer


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  • ISBN: 9780857716187
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • Date: July 2014
 
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