Mia Kirshner on Representation
Mia Kirshner, the actress behind Jenny Schecter on The L Word had the following to say in a recent interview with AfterEllen about lesbian and bisexual representation on network television:
“Yes, I’m still not comfortable with the portrayal of gay women on television, especially network television. We’ve still got a long way to go. Hopefully, it’ll change. Gay women are such a diverse community; there’s so much to explore, so many stories to tell. It doesn’t have to stop at coming out stories. Those are important, of course, but there’s so much more. And I think TV is really the only medium that infiltrates people’s homes, so seeing those portrayals of gay and bisexual women extinguishes all sorts of hate and ignorance toward gay people. I think TV has a duty to show these stories, these complicated and diverse stories.”
Thank you, Mia Kirshner!