Tag Archive: queer

May 27

Some Thoughts on the Queerbaiting Question

I have a number of problems with the entire concept of queerbaiting and the way it has become the issue of queer media activism. And no, I don’t mean the supposed practice; I mean labeling every representation of queerness (queerness broadly defined) as ‘queerbaiting’ and wrong unless it meets an ever-narrowing standard of identity-representation. (Given that I’ve …

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May 26

“He Was My Gay Thing”: Representations of Queer Experience

Originally published March 6 2013 on Tumblr. The scene between Aaron and Dean in the pub was an interesting one, to say the least, and my view on it seems to be a bit different than most of what I’ve seen. A lot of the meta written about this focuses on what it potentially suggests …

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May 25

“A Real Tight Rope You’re Walking”: Satire, Meta, and Corbett in “Ghostfacers”

Originally published March 23 2014 on Tumblr. There are probably few episodes of Supernatural that have as wildly divergent opinions on their treatment of queer characters and issues as “Ghostfacers.” On one side, this episode is often viewed as queer-positive, based on Corbett’s presentation as the hero of the story and taking certain lines as …

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