Bisexual erasure in queer sci-fi "utopias"

Victoria Serafini

Abstract


I discuss the paradoxes of queer representation in contemporary science fiction television by analyzing bisexual female protagonists of the CW's The 100 (2014–), BBC America's Orphan Black (2013–), and SyFy's Wynonna Earp (2016–). Queer female fans engage in femslash to make sense of the utopic intentions of executive producers who attempt to create better queer representation through labelless premises that de-emphasize queerness.

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Science fiction; Television

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2017.01001

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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