"The 100" and the social contract of social TV

  • Myles McNutt Old Dominion University
Keywords: Clexa, Industry, LGBTQ, Social media, Twitter


I explore how the controversy surrounding an LGBT story line on The 100 (2014–) points to the shifting social contracts of social media engagement between fans and the TV industry, as well as the challenges faced by fans and critics who attempted to solidify that contract in the wake of said controversy.

Author Biography

Myles McNutt, Old Dominion University
Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts