'It’s all in a days work for a 15 year old gay virgin’ Coming out and Coming of age in Teen Television

Whitney Jade Monaghan

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Abstract

The article argues that disentangling coming out and coming of age narratives is important to understand the impact of the Queer teen television series "Sugar Rush" in Great Britain. Coming out is a narrative revolving around questions of identity and involving social boundaries that define sex and sexuality. Coming of age is the social boundary between childhood and adulthood, and involves facing maturity. The series "Sugar Rush" is said to be the first to have a lesbian character as its protagonist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-69
JournalColloquy: Text Theory Critique
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • television studies
  • media studies
  • gender studies
  • sexuality
  • Young adults
  • teen television
  • youth media
  • coming out

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