The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom by Tison Pugh

By Tison Pugh

The Queer Fantasies of the yankee family members Sitcom examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in family and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the historical past of accelerating sexual depiction during this style whereas additionally unpacking how sitcoms use sexuality as a resource of energy, as one of those camouflage, and as a starting place for kin construction. The ebook examines how queerness, at the start latent, turned a colourful but always conflicted a part of the family-sitcom tradition. 

considering components reminiscent of the casting of kid actors, using and experimentation with plot traditions, the contradictory interpretive valences of comedy, and the sophisticated subversions of ethical criteria via writers and administrators, Pugh issues out how innocence and sexuality clash on tv. As older sitcoms usually sit down on a pedestal of nostalgia as consultant of the Golden Age of the yankee relatives, tv background unearths a deeper, queerer imaginative and prescient of relations bonds.  

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