Write a 1-1.5 page essay (double spaced) on gender roles/representation in a fictional TV/Media/Streaming series (no “reality TV”; animated series, e.g., Family Guy, Big Mouth, etc… are fine) that you have watched or currently watch. Comment critically on the portrayal of gender in one or two regular or occasional characters on the series; you might center on the representation of male and/or female characters or characters who transcend the gender binary of male/female. In addition, you might also look at the ways that gender intersects with race/ethnicity/age/sexuality-sexual orientation in the portrayal of a particular character(s) – their occupational roles, relationship and family roles, etc. Some issues to consider when analyzing characters (you do not have to include all these items, just enough to get to 1-1.5 pages) *roles and occupations within the series (leading, secondary?) and genre (e.g., crime, medical, family sitcom, etc.); relation to other characters; *age and physical appearance/attention to appearance; * Depiction of sexuality/sexual relationships; *representation of friendship; *parenthood/family-work dynamics; *education/school issues; * Explicit discussion of gender issues (You can write about a single episode as typical of the series or write about the series as a whole.) *Apply any concepts from the lecture you feel are relevant. Use the above as talking points, you can use some or all talking points. You can talk about the whole series, 1 specific episode, or a couple as reference points for your talking points. This is a casual response, written in paragraph formatting.