Towards queer television theory: Bigger pictures sans the sweet queer-after
The aim of this chapter is to scrutinise the relationship between ‘queer’ and ‘TV’, not just between sexual dissidence, say, and popular culture but, more importantly, between this speciﬁc critical position and this speciﬁc media experience. In doing so I will map the various avenues that queer television theory might, and in some cases has begun to, take. Though inﬂuenced by work within TV studies and on debates on sexual citizenship within sociology and queer cultural commentary, this cartographic move will be informed both by queer ﬁlm theory and by understandings of contemporary ﬁlm cultures.1 These are, for me, inevitable springboards for the argument to follow which moves the psychodynamics of spectatorship into the home during a time of media convergence. They also, I hope, prove highly productive in not only contextualising but also politicising the subject.