Intersectionality, Sexuality, and the Exploration of Racialized Gender Identities in HBO’s <i>True Blood</i>
Keywords:True Blood, queer representation, vampires, intersectionality, racialization, HBO
This paper considers the degree to which two recurring black queer characters on HBO’s True Blood series reflect the actual experiences of North American people of colour who are not heterosexual. Through a close reading of the program’s discourse, visual cues, and constructed environment, this paper will examine selected instances where accurate portrayal is achieved as well as where the series falls short of an accurate representation.
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