So after reading the texts mentioned in my bibliography, these are the questions I’ve come up with that I’m going to use as criteria to judge a character’s portrayal in the shows/films that qualify as my case studies:
- Is her ethnicity/race alluded to?
- Is she the primary female lead or a secondary one?
- Does her ethnicity/race influence who her partner/romantic interest is?
- Is she a homemaker/professional?
- Does her obvious ethnicity make her the recipient of stereotypes/prejudices usually associated with that group?
Using these questions as my benchmark, I’m going to comment on my case studies.