29 July 2010 class

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29 July 2010 22:14 Larry Gross, Up from Invisibility Former Annenberg professor, 1968-2003 Director of ASC West (2003 to present) Ch. 5: TV Takes Over New Medium, Old Message William Henry, TV Critic Typical plot Billy Crystal on  Soap  (ABC, 1977-1981); character’s name is “Jodie” Brothers  (Showtime, 1984) Homosexuality is depicted at burdensome, especially on the family (how it was  portrayed at the time) First representations are more benign  No sex, please… Heartbeat Women of Brewster Place (ABC, 1989) LA Law (NBC, 1991) Has first homosexual kiss on TV Fundamentalist response to thirty something
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1990’s depictions 1994 “season of the kiss” Roseanne  (1988-1997) Northern Exposure  (1990-1995) Melrose Place  (1992-1999) Take Away Points Recuperation by traditional families Subject to extreme violence Not shown being affectionate Television companies are very careful Ch. 10: Hollywood’s Gay 90s Ellen “The Ellen thing’s got me all in a twist…I don’t want to see queer life turned into a 
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