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Queerbaiting: A History Explained

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This year, we’ve been encouraged by the increase of LGBTQ representation in cinema and TV. With shows like FX’s Pose, scoring rave reviews, it’s important to not forget the obstacles that prevented diverse characters from being seen, and heir humanity, validated.

YouTuber, Rowan Ellis, breaks down the behind-the-scenes history of Queerbaiting in Hollywood, including the origins of Hays Code, and explains why it’s important to provide context around casting choices that only give the semblance of representation. She also touches on the specific limitations placed on producers, directors, and animators that still shape the perception of LGBT characters on screen.

Watch the in depth and insightful video below:


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