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.”

Mia Kirshner

Thank you, Mia Kirshner!


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Posted on May 7, 2013, in All Posts, LGBTQ, Representation, TV Shows and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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