Bi Erasure in Film and television: the issue of Representing Bisexual People On Screen

Bi Erasure in Film and television: the issue of Representing Bisexual People On Screen

This guest post published by Amy Davis appears as an element of our theme week on Bisexual Representation. Good and complex representations of bisexual and pansexual figures on display screen are incredibly few and far between that film experts talking about representation that is bisexual frequently kept lamenting our erasure, or from the uncommon occasions we have been represented our stereotyping and demonization.

Into the 100 top grossing domestic films in the U.S. in 2015, away from 4,370 figures (talking or named), just 32 figures or .7% had been LGBT, and just 5 of these figures had been bisexual, based on USC Annenberg. In accordance with GLAAD, 4% of regular figures on primetime broadcast tv show are LGBT characters. For the 271 LGBT characters (regular and recurring) on primetime, cable, and television that is streaming, 76 or 28% are bisexual. Based on Stonewall’s report regarding the representation of LGB individuals (unfortunately they failed to consist of data on trans figures) on tv show watched by young adults when you look at the U.K., in over 126 hours of development, bisexual everyone was portrayed just for five full minutes and 9 moments, when compared with 4 hours and 24 moments for homosexual guys, and 42 mins for lesbian females.Continue reading