Starts: 3:30 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022
Ends: 4:30 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022

It has been long accepted that media representations have a direct effect on viewers’ perceptions of the world and society. As more transgender characters are included in television series, it is essential to assess the quality, accuracy, and sensitivity of the portrayals. Dr. Patrice Oppliger will discuss her book Transmasculinity on Television (Routledge 2022), which takes a closer look at 44 transmasculine and nonbinary characters on broadcast, cable, and streaming services between 2000 and 2021. She notes that significant changes have occurred since the release of the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry, primarily the increase in transgender producers, writers, and actors playing those roles.