How Will TV Evolve for the Queerest Generation Yet
Oh, how far we’ve come. Media has made made progress with inclusive content- we have dedicated LGBTQ+ platforms, and mainstream networks have shows and characters that are more inclusive. Hit shows like Orange Is the New Black, Pose, and Euphoria are examples. Yet just 25 years ago, Will & Grace was considered "risky". Progress has been made, but there is more to do. Today LGBTQ shows can have short runs or are canceled with limited promotion and little runway to allow growth. What’s more, inclusion has often meant same-sex relationship narratives, leaving other sexual orientations and gender identities invisible. Gen Z is “the queerest generation ever,” and they demand that content accurately portrays their lifestyles. So what does this mean for the future of TV and streaming content?
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