Sperm stealers & post gay politics: Lesbian-parented families in film and television

Elena Rose Martinez

The manuscript of this item is available at https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/etd-project/4421/


This study is theoretically significant because it addresses gaps in scholarly knowledge regarding media representations of same-sex parented families, and more specficially, lesbian-parented families. Findings of this study may also inform content-producers as to trends in representation and relevant issues of power and sexuality as well as political-economic factors to consider in future productions. This study addresses the political economy of a segment of sexual minorities that already have an uneasy history with marketers: lesbians.