In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 5th Doctor story Enlightenment, and then have a discussion on how asexuality is defined in the media and how that conflicts with real life experiences.
For our Enlightenment review, we discuss costumes, continuity, and the Creepy Dude. How did Tegan handle herself under such odd scrutiny, what was Turlough really up to, and how does the Doctor stack up, being an Ephemeral himself?
In our asexuality discussion, we break down the difference between media’s version of asexuality, and the real life use of the word to describe people on the ace spectrum. What results from using perceived asexuality to “other” a character in fiction? And how have other characters in Doctor Who contributed to the perception of the Doctors sexual and romantic orientations?
00:52 Enlightenment review
32:57 Asexuality and Humanity
Mikayla on 2MTL: http://twominutetimelord.com/wp/2mtl-407-ace-and-aro-in-doctor-who/
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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club