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Reading 'the L Word': Outing Contemporary Television (Reading Contemporary Television) (Paperback)

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"The L Word" captured international attention when it first appeared on American screens in January 2004. The groundbreaking primetime drama from Showtime is about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living and loving in Los Angeles, and challenges traditional notions of relationships, queer life styles, gender identities, race and ethnicity and sex and sexuality. "Reading the L Word" is the first book about this television phenomenon. With an introduction by Sarah Warn, the founder of premier lesbian entertainment website,, and a foreword by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, the collection brings together leading academics, feminist critics, scholars and award-winning journalists to discuss "The L Word". There is also a complete episode guide, as well as a series of interviews with the actors Erin Daniels, Katherine Moennig, and the writer, Guinevere Turner. Analytical, often humorous and sometimes provocative, "Reading the L Word" uncovers what makes this show both so compelling and groundbreaking.

About the Author

Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of and, the leading entertainment sites for gays and lesbians. She has a B.A. in Women's Studies from Wellesley College and a Master's in Theological Studies from Harvard University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781845111793
ISBN-10: 1845111796
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 247
Language: English
Series: Reading Contemporary Television