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How does "Friday Night Lights" represent Texas?

Considering current claims that Hollywood, media-making populations are out of touch with "regular Americans," and often prioritizes the stories of people on the east and west coast, how can we interpret the depiction of Texas culture on a show like Friday Night Lights? How does the show use, misuse, or rethink stereotypes about Southern/Texan tradition to portray a nuanced and realistic culture, for media consumers both from and outside of that culture?

  • Should we consider the following questions?: 1) Has Hollywood ever been in touch with "regular Americans"?, 2) Are "regular Americans" actually interested in the portrayal of "regular Americans" in media entertainment?, 3) Is a non-stereotypical depiction of any culture by Hollywood even possible? – T. Palomino 3 weeks ago
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