Thursday, May 21, 2015

Str8washing v. Gaywashing in Young Adult and Teen Literature

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a long-standing history of “straightening” depictions of historical figures in film. With the adoption of the Motion Picture Production Code in the U.S. in 1930, it was forbidden to portray “sex perversion” in the movies (film industries in other countries were subjected to similar restrictions). Coincidentally (or not), very few films were made about people known to be gay or bisexual.

How well do you think we do, as authors, in young adult and teen literature today? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Read my article "Str8washing versus Gaywashing" at Divine Magazine


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Wednesday, April 29, 2015