Stolen generations in Pose (2018-2021)
February 28th, 2022
6PM at the Women’s Center
Grab-and-go snacks will be served.
To allow for distancing, attendance is limited to the first 20 participants to arrive.
Contemporary LGBTQ+ TV shows have centered “generation” as a framing device to grapple with changes in experiences and nomenclatures when it comes to non-normative genders and sexualities. The concept of generation is especially productive as it organizes historical time, creates homogenizing effects, enables market niches in a time of neoliberal differentiation and mobilizes affects and imaginations in powerful ways. Yet, for groups which have been largely conceptualized as outside of dominant paradigms of reproduction and futurity, the current embrace of the idea of generation to understand contemporary LGBTQ+ cultures is particularly fraught and significant. We will discuss specific TV shows and a film, focusing on narratives and aesthetics, market strategies, the impact of neoliberal diversity paradigms and specific temporal forms and technologies such as the episode or the camcorder.