Trapped in TV tropes: female characters and constraint

What:
Panel
When:
Friday Aug 10   06:45 PM to 07:45 PM (1 hour)
Where:
Reims
Tags:
TVFeminism

This structured panel will discuss the constraint and limitations placed on female characters across a range of genre television including Jessica Jones, The Crown, Orphan Black and more. Must all older women relate to younger women as mother or wicked stepmother figures? Must all women of colour occupy a caring role? Are queer-coded characters more or less free of these limitations? Are female characters allowed, in their dialogue, role and character development, to be round pegs in square holes, or must they be limited to fit acceptable stereotypes?

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Epicurean Cure
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