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LGBT Stereotyping in TV
Analyze the use of LGBT stereotypes in TV, asking whether they serve to help the LGBT community by raising awareness, or do more damage by perpetuating stereotypes. Ideas: the "Gay Best Friend", the "Butch" lesbian, etc.
Definitely second this!
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, to Death Note! Ouran was also one of my first… and just gets better with every rewatch. Probably also helps that I got older and finally understood a lot of the humor, hah.
Special A and Kaichou Wa Maid Sama are also cute gateway romance ones.
Bleach (while it’s getting disappointing now) is also a good starter in place of Naruto if ninjas aren’t quite your thing.
Durarara!!! is also a good one to move into perhaps after watching one of these… it’s funny, has psychological elements, and has a bit of the supernatural too. 🙂
The background into the way Disney markets and struggled initially is interesting! I definitely think Frozen is way more marketable in the existing Disney market by virtue of being a (while redesigned) classic Princess/action animated feature, while Big Hero 6’s foray into Marvel animated features makes it a little out of the Disney theme park’s alley…
I think Frozen’s success also lies in the fact that it was a story for girls that finally focused on the girls as the primary relationship. All past Princess movies (with the exception of Brave) had romance as a huge plot driver and the endgame; with Frozen, we finally got a focus on family and ‘girl-power’ that was led and pursued by the ladies themselves. It was refreshing to see Anna as a go-getter ready to save her sister, and when she needed saving herself, she could count on her sister rather than a man she only briefly met.