65. Representation in Dramaland: Race and LGBTQ+ Identity

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Aug 02 2020 128 mins   5
This is Part 1 of a special edition of What's Up in Dramaland where we discuss why representation matters, and cover depictions of race and identity specifically. We called for your input, and you responded spectacularly! We're really excited to bring you this two-part series on why representation matters, how it often presents itself in K-drama, and what it means for our fandom experience. TIMESTAMPS: Part 1: RACE REPRESENTATION 00:01:32 Introduction 00:05:45 Why does representation matter? 00:12:14 Contemporary cultural context and the migrant demographic shift 00:16:55 History of blackface 00:28:05 History of blackface in Korea, and the history of American imperialism 00:39:32 Marcia's voice note: Man to Man, Father I'll Take Care of You, Backstreet Rookie, and how we deal with bad rep as members of marginalised groups 01:03:55 Indian representation: Strong Woman Do Bong-soon's fake yogi; Park Hae-jin in Kkondae Intern; Axone as good rep of Indians from NE states 01:17:53 How white people are represented in K-drama and English as a marker of social status (Dramas: Search WWW; CLOY; A moment At Eighteen) 01:24:33 Itaewon Class and Chris Lyon Part 2: LGBTQ+ REPRESENTATION 01:30:34 Itaewon Class and trans rep with Lee Joo-young 01:35:12 Graceful Family, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, and trans villainy 01:40:11 Personal Taste and "gayface" 01:43:23 Accessing private spaces and gender-bending dramas 01:46:12 Coffee Prince and the "gay for you" trope 01:51:29 Secret Boutique 01:54:28 My Unfamiliar Family 01:57:28 Reply 1997 01:59:08 Her Private Life and obligatory tragedy 02:03:34 Where Your Eyes Linger 02:04:42 Her Private Life, again. HELLO RYAN GOLD 02:06:29 Conclusion Find us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_podcast. Email us at [email protected] Our Amazing Patrons are: Egads, Steven Blackmore, Lia W., Kimbap Noona, Hades, Gracefulegg, Divina, Jenmole, Saoirse10, Hamda, MCG, Humbledaisy, Eunice Choi, Jojo, A.K., k8ekol, mindy, Liliana, Edyth, and Marcia. Thank you! ❤︎ Support us at www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers and by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts, or simply telling your friends. In our extended show notes, you can find links to the articles we reference in the episode, quotes we didn't have time to read out, and additional points from us that we forgot to mention during the recording. Read them here: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/08/02/representation-in-dramaland-race-and-lgbtq-identity/