Queer Leading Ladies

Molly Swanton

Description

Since the 2000s, LGBTQ characters have become more common in mainstream media such as film and television. However, some representations of LGBTQ characters may have been included to target non-LGBTQ viewers, who perceived LGBTQ characters as quirky secondary characters, rather than LGBTQ viewers, who sought accurate representations of their identities and experiences. Television representations of queer women have also become more common and diverse in the 2010s than the 2000s. This essay analyzes the representations of LGBTQ characters from both decades in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The L Word, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Orange Is the New Black through a feminist perspective with a focus on how queer women are represented in their respective series.

The detrital layers found in sediments from Orphan Knoll, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, are analogous to Heinrich layers found in central Atlantic Ocean deep-sea sediments that were deposited during the recent glacial cycle. Two 5-meter cores (DVY081-GVY001 and DVY081-GVY002 found at water depths of 3,721 meters and 1,170 meters respectively) were recovered from Orphan Knoll during cruise RRS Discovery Cruise ICY-LAB (2017). Detailed Ca/Sr XRF count ratios have been generated for both cores. Cores GVY002 and GVY001 have been sampled at 2-centimeter intervals in order to generate two proxies for the input of ice-rafted detritus (IRD): number of lithic fragments >150 μm per gram sediment (lithics/gram) and % IRD (number of lithic grains, >150 μm / (number of lithic grains, >150 μm + number of whole planktic foraminifers (forams), >150 μm)) X 100.

 

Queer Leading Ladies

Since the 2000s, LGBTQ characters have become more common in mainstream media such as film and television. However, some representations of LGBTQ characters may have been included to target non-LGBTQ viewers, who perceived LGBTQ characters as quirky secondary characters, rather than LGBTQ viewers, who sought accurate representations of their identities and experiences. Television representations of queer women have also become more common and diverse in the 2010s than the 2000s. This essay analyzes the representations of LGBTQ characters from both decades in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The L Word, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Orange Is the New Black through a feminist perspective with a focus on how queer women are represented in their respective series.

The detrital layers found in sediments from Orphan Knoll, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, are analogous to Heinrich layers found in central Atlantic Ocean deep-sea sediments that were deposited during the recent glacial cycle. Two 5-meter cores (DVY081-GVY001 and DVY081-GVY002 found at water depths of 3,721 meters and 1,170 meters respectively) were recovered from Orphan Knoll during cruise RRS Discovery Cruise ICY-LAB (2017). Detailed Ca/Sr XRF count ratios have been generated for both cores. Cores GVY002 and GVY001 have been sampled at 2-centimeter intervals in order to generate two proxies for the input of ice-rafted detritus (IRD): number of lithic fragments >150 μm per gram sediment (lithics/gram) and % IRD (number of lithic grains, >150 μm / (number of lithic grains, >150 μm + number of whole planktic foraminifers (forams), >150 μm)) X 100.