Thu, 8 January 2015
On this Episode of The Web of Queer, we dive back into Classic Who with Tomb of the Cybermen, and then plunge into a discussion of queer representation in the media.
In our Tomb review, we open the plastic and see what shambles beneath. There is diversity, but how do the characters hold up? Do the old Cybermen compare favourably to the new, and how about those sets?
For our representation discussion, we break down tropes, stereotypes, and even acronyms. What do we see in media today that gets it right, and what completely distorts reality? How does seeing ourselves reflected in media help or hinder us? And what messages does the current status of representation send to non-queer folk?
01:00 Tomb Of The Cybermen review
39:40 Queer representation in media
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_016_-_Hidden_Tombs_and_Visible_People.mp3
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