This essay explores the connections between pedagogy and contemporary television storytelling when it comes to the construction of complex gender identities. As a product of popular culture, TV series present a set of important characteristics, which are analyzed as essential to the pedagogical discourse. Furthermore, the article explores issues of character representations and the peculiarities of the audience’s engagement with television storytelling through practices that are quintessentially connected to contemporary TV series, such as “shipping” and “digging”. The essay explores different fields, such as queer studies and intersectionality, and it includes educative practices and a focus on the series 13 Reasons Why.
Keywords: Queer, Intersectionality, Popular culture, Education
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