Feminist Frequency’s new miniseries examines queer tropes in gaming

March 6, 2019
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Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency channel has returned to the world of video games for the first time in a couple of years with the release of Queer Tropes, a new three-part miniseries.

This trio of episodes sees host Carolyn Petit examine the ways video games have portrayed queer and trans characters over the years.

As you might expect, there are plenty of awful examples from the past which portray LGBTQ characters in a negative light because of their sexuality or identity – and use queer stereotypes as a shorthand for a character which the player is designed to feel repulsed by, feared, or laughed at.

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