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Author Streitmatter, Rodger.

Title From "perverts" to "fab five" : the media's changing depiction of gay men and lesbians / Rodger Streitmatter
Published New York : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 222 pages) : illustrations
Contents "Perverts" on the Potomac : homosexuals enter the news arena -- Stonewall rebellion : reporting on an epic event -- The boys in the band : homosexuality comes to the big screen -- Soap : a gay man comes to TV land -- Aids enters the news : reporting on the "gay plague" -- AIDS becomes major news : "now no one is safe" -- Gays in the military : the debate over lifting the ban -- Fleeting images of lesbians : killing, kissing, being chic -- Philadelphia : "a quantum leap for gays on film" -- A new gay man in town : Hollywood shifts to positive stereotypes -- Ellen : coming out, on screen and off -- Will & Grace : the biggest gay hit in TV history -- Queer as folk : "an unvarnished treatment of gay life" -- Queer eye for the straight guy : the "fab five" as gay reality TV -- Notes on gay visibility vs. lesbian visibility -- The L word : lesbians move into the spotlight -- Same-sex marriage : a journalistic love fest -- Brokeback Mountain : "a breakthrough gay romance" -- Conclusion: From "perverts" to "fab five" : progress in three stages-- and waiting for a fourth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-216) and index
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Subject Gay men in mass media.
Gay men -- United States -- Social conditions.
Gays in popular culture -- United States.
Lesbians in mass media.
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.
Mass media -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203886380 (electronic bk.)
9780203886380 (electronic bk.)