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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:56 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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