Written by Rhianon Elan Gutierrez Friday, 26 November 2010 08:00
Rickie Vasquez. Justin Taylor. Kurt Hummel. They are three of a growing list of gay teens in mainstream television shows. Rickie (Wilson Cruz) hung out with Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, Justin (Randy Harrison) was fiercely political on Queer as Folk, and Kurt (Chris Colfer) is currently one of the stars in the Glee ensemble. All three characters have storylines dealing with familial pressure, violence, and bullying as the result of homophobia. Colfer’s Kurt is a standout because of his voice, style, and storyline, which has been one of the more deeply explored ones in the series, such as the bullying that he experiences in school and his relationship with his father Burt Hummel (Mike O’Malley).
Written by Rhianon Elan Gutierrez Monday, 26 July 2010 15:06
As filmmakers, artists, and producers of original content, we have many responsibilities -- a responsibility to our craft, our goals, our team, and our audience--whether we are in film, television, or new media. We are responsible for continually producing fresh, cutting-edge, and even diverse content for a variety of audiences. The content we produce is motivated by personal and/or social factors, but whatever those may be, we cannot deny that we are responsible for the process and the end product.