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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.001.0001

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‘Juliet and Juliet Would be More My Cup of Tea’: Sexuality, Law, and Popular Culture 1

‘Juliet and Juliet Would be More My Cup of Tea’: Sexuality, Law, and Popular Culture 1

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(p.470) ‘Juliet and Juliet Would be More My Cup of Tea’: Sexuality, Law, and Popular Culture1
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Law and Popular Culture
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Didi Herman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0027

This chapter examines the governance of sexuality in mainstream, network television, focusing of the women's prison drama Bad Girls. It examines the role of popular television in constructing the reproducing regulatory norms around sexuality and the extent to which it is possible to represent non-normative sexualities in prime time television. The show highlighted the problems of women in prison including poor healthcare, the treatment of mothers, and the inadequacy of mental health provision.

Keywords:   Bad Girls, sexuality, network television, popular culture, regulatory norms, women in prison

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