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    Reading the "L word": outing contemporary television

    Akass, Kim and McCabe, Janet, eds. (2006) Reading the "L word": outing contemporary television. Reading Contemporary Television. London, UK: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781845111793.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: "The L Word" captured international attention when it first appeared on American screens in January 2004. The groundbreaking primetime drama from Showtime is about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living and loving in Los Angeles, and challenges traditional notions of relationships, queer life styles, gender identities, race and ethnicity and sex and sexuality. "Reading the L Word" is the first book about this television phenomenon. With an introduction by Sarah Warn, the founder of premier lesbian entertainment website, AfterEllen.com, and a foreword by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, the collection brings together leading academics, feminist critics, scholars and award-winning journalists to discuss "The L Word". There is also a complete episode guide, as well as a series of interviews with the actors Erin Daniels, Katherine Moennig, and the writer, Guinevere Turner. Analytical, often humorous and sometimes provocative, "Reading the L Word" uncovers what makes this show both so compelling and groundbreaking.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 12:45
    Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 12:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24103

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