Ruptura con la heteronormatividad predominanteconstrucción de personajes jóvenes en las series de ficción televisiva

  1. María del Mar Ramírez-Alvarado
  2. Lucía Ballesteros-Aguayo
  3. M. Cruz Tornay-Márquez
Ambitos: Revista internacional de comunicación

ISSN: 1988-5733 1139-1979

Year of publication: 2021

Issue: 52

Pages: 192-203

Type: Article

DOI: 10.12795/AMBITOS.2021.I52.12 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openIdus editor

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This paper offers a general reflection on the presence of sexual diversity in young characters in television series that have achieved success on a platform of notable penetration such as Netflix. To do this, an analysis of two of its most widely disseminated fiction series has been carried out and, has constituted the corpus of analysis. Both series have been produced in very different cultural contexts: La casa de las flores (Mexican series, three seasons, released in August 2018) and Sex Education (British series, two seasons, released in January 2019). The conclusions of this work warn that, effectively and with heteronormativity being the dominant canon, this visibility of sexual orientations and their manifestation in juvenile characters represents an advance. In fact, not a few of the young characters studied face their personal realities and desires with important but decisive conflicts. However, the conclusions also question whether this presence has effectively led to a greater acceptance of sexual diversity or, on the contrary, if these characters are presented within the framework of established cultural conventions reinforcing heterosexism, traditional values such as family or monogamy, or emphasizing the association between homosexuality and lack of masculinity or femininity

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