216 – Ace and Aro Representation

 
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Queer representation is a critical issue in storytelling, so today we’re giving the floor to guest host Kristin for a discussion of asexual and aromantic characters on TV. As a pleasant surprise, there are more of them than you might expect! Not nearly enough of course, but a start. We’ll talk about how these characters are portrayed, how subtle differences can change their identity, and what it means to be ace or aro before those terms were in common usage.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network

Dexter

Hannibal

The Mortal Instruments

Shadow Hunters

Raphael Santiago

Rose Nylund

Todd Chavez

Shortland Street

Gerald Tippett

The Tick

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