Gay Characters in Theater, Movies, and Television

New Roles, New Attitudes

About The Book

From tiny stages in art house theaters to Oscar-winning big-screen performances, more and more people are tuning in to see gay characters represented in new diverse and intriguing ways. And as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) characters become more common in mainstream entertainment, people develop new attitudes about the gay and lesbian people they know in real life. Explore how theater productions, films, and television shows have changed through time to become more inclusive of LGBT character and issues. From AIDS-themed stage shows such as Angels in America and Rent to critically-acclaimed films like Brokeback Mountain and small screen hits like Glee and Will & Grace, consider how these representations of gay people affect people's perception of the LGBT community.

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