Need some streaming picks for the month? Here are the buzz-worthy titles you're going to want to mark on your calendar. Watch the video. Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin reveals how she felt the first time she ever saw a deaf actress on television and discusses the importance of authentic representation on screen.
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Where are the queer Asian American female characters on mainstream television? Popular culture is currently witnessing an undeniable explosion in the representations of previously underrepresented, marginalized groups. In film, African Americans and Asian Americans enjoyed big-screen, box office triumphs in Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians , respectively, both of which were long overdue. The televisual landscape is even more diverse — one can witness nuanced, thoughtful, and culturally specific explorations of families hailing from different backgrounds in Blackish , Fresh off the Boat , and Ramy. Despite all these steady advancements, there are still many groups whose stories are underexplored.
Lesbian kiss episode
As a ratings stunt, television shows used to have a heterosexual-identifying female character kiss some random lesbian or bisexual woman, only to have them disappear and let the straight girl get back to kissing dudes. The video starts with one of the first instances of a lesbian-kiss episode from back in , when C. Abby was written off a few episodes later. In , Picket Fences had a one-off lady kiss, followed by Roseanne in
The " lesbian kiss episode " is a subgenre of the media portrayal of lesbianism in American television media, created in the s. Beginning in with a kiss on the American L. Law series' episode " He's a Crowd " between C. Lamb and Abby Perkins, [note 1] David E. Kelley , who wrote the episode in question, went on to use the trope in at least two of his other shows.