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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 08:56 PM
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Your Feelings about Television/film or other media portrayals
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What are your thoughts/feelings regarding current media portrayals of IR/multiethnic relationships? Do you feel that any specific thing you've seen on television or in film was particularly well done? Or does a certain show or film piss you off?

Please share!

Personally, I am so pleased when I see a show feature an IR couple but no one even acknowledges or addresses that they are IR. I LOVE that! To me, that is saying that these are two people that love and care for one another-period. No one needs to discuss the fact that they are different somehow.

I also love it when I see a particularly interesting or sensitive portrayal that brings up issues that usually aren't addressed or dealt with honesty in television or film.

For example, I love the show The L Word on Showtime. I liked the way the show dealt with the fact that one couple that was trying to have a baby, and also happened to be IR. The women had a sperm donor that was African American, as Jennifer Beals character is multiethnic and acknowledges her black heritage/culture. To her character it is would be great to have a child that looks like her in some way. While her partner, hadn't really considered her feelings about raising a child with cultural heritage different from her own.

I thought this was intelligent and well written. They didn't fall into any patented, stereotypical television drama situation. It seemed honest to me and true.

Just one example from me. Anyone else?
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  -Your Feelings about Television/film or other media portrayals bliss_eternal  Jan-12-05 08:56 PM   #0 
  - There still aren't very many IR couples depicted, particularly black/white  kwassa   Jan-13-05 10:20 AM   #1 
  - Soaps frequently have IR couples.  Lisa0825   Jan-13-05 10:36 AM   #2 
     - I don't see the soaps ,but yes, I have heard this, too  kwassa   Jan-13-05 12:05 PM   #3 
        - Yes, she is gorgeous!  Lisa0825   Jan-13-05 12:21 PM   #4 
  - Are there many?  NewJeffCT   Jan-13-05 12:54 PM   #5 
  - I recall one on Boy Meets World--  bliss_eternal   Jan-14-05 12:38 AM   #6 
  - The problem with the Friends portrayal  kwassa   Jan-14-05 08:11 AM   #7 
     - Hi kwassa!  bliss_eternal   Jan-15-05 02:52 AM   #8 
     - Hi Bliss ..  kwassa   Jan-15-05 01:21 PM   #9 
        - Yes! Thank you for refreshing my memory--  bliss_eternal   Jan-15-05 05:14 PM   #10 
     - It's for the new 7UP with fruit juice and vitamins in it.  jmm   Jan-29-05 03:00 AM   #14 
  - The last one I saw was "Save the Last Dance"  Champ   Jan-17-05 05:20 AM   #11 
  - We were in London about a year ago  grace0418   Jan-19-05 05:10 PM   #12 
  - That sounds heavenly, grace!  bliss_eternal   Jan-19-05 06:31 PM   #13 
  - The last episode of "Grey's Anatomy"  Lurking_Argyle   Apr-25-05 03:17 PM   #15 
  - I've heard Seattle is very diverse  DesertedRose   Apr-25-05 08:44 PM   #16 
  - That may be true, but...  Lurking_Argyle   May-02-05 07:04 AM   #22 
  - I thought they had GREAT chemistry!!!  Lisa0825   Apr-29-05 12:47 PM   #17 
  - You haven't been watching ER, clearly ......  kwassa   Apr-29-05 03:02 PM   #18 
  - Didn't know that  Lurking_Argyle   May-02-05 06:57 AM   #21 
     - Black actors and Latina actresses  kwassa   May-03-05 02:56 PM   #23 
        - Yes, minority to minority match ups--OK w/Hollywood.  bliss_eternal   Oct-14-06 02:30 PM   #25 
  - I think I'll faint if  jmm   Apr-29-05 06:56 PM   #19 
  - Didn't think that I'd get this many replies!  Lurking_Argyle   May-02-05 06:54 AM   #20 
  - The comic strips  Lurking_Argyle   Oct-13-06 09:31 AM   #24 
     - This is awesome! I'd love to see more of this...!  bliss_eternal   Oct-14-06 02:31 PM   #26 
        - Comic book adaptations on Cartoon Network  Lurking_Argyle   Oct-24-06 12:45 PM   #27 

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