Modern Family and Queer Media

For this weeks post, I wanted to combine queer representation in the media from the Keywords reading and the concept of gesture from the Munoz reading. I started the video with the quote, “Queer media also function as a historical index: as a phrase that encompasses, in shorthand, the medial transformations and shifts that afford such proximity with the “queer,” and the cultural and conceptual changes queer life, culture, and theory have inaugurated in the United States and beyond.” I thought that this quote provided a general explanation of the importance of queer media being visible to the public eye. I chose this montage from Modern Family as it is a popular television program that has successfully provided a mainstream form of queer media to the general public. Although there are criticisms of Modern Family, I thought this video clip combined with the song, “Same Love,” gave a depiction of queer popular media.

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