Doctor Who: The Web Of Queer
Ep 051: Death in the Rainbow

 

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 10th Doctor story The Unicorn and the Wasp, and have a discussion about the trope of killing gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters.

For our review of The Unicorn and the Wasp, what did we think of the inclusion of Agatha Christie and the aspects of her novels? Did we think the tone of the story fit with the events taking place? What did we think of how the story handled the inclusion of the gay couple?

In our discussion, we talk about the killing of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, and why the impact is different from straight ones. How often does this happen in modern TV, what might it roots be, and how writers can work to correct the trope in their own shows?

 

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:55 The Unicorn and the Wasp review
27:55 Killing the gay character discussion

 

Links:
Salon article mentioned:
http://www.salon.com/2016/03/30/stop_killing_tvs_lesbians_this_depressing_trope_limits_storytelling_about_queer_women/
Additional article about the Bury Your Gays trope:
https://www.inverse.com/article/16479-high-death-tolls-on-television-hint-at-larger-problems-in-narrative-storytelling?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=on_site&utm_campaign=desktop
Motion Picture Production (Hays) Code:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Production_Code


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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
http://www.smerins.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

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