Aline Lima Silva

Abstract

Audio-visual productions have the power of creating narratives that actively shape how the world is perceived. Due to the growth of LGBT diversity in TV-Series productions other kinds of narratives are being produced breaking with old statements and stereotypes notonly connected with the content but also with the form. This study analyses one episode of the Tv-series Euphoria (2019) to examine how otherness can be expressed in the narrative through cinematography. The choice of the camera, lenses, camera movement, lightning, depth of field and framing are some of the aspects that work to create a visual style that not only illustrate the events happening in the tv-series, but are also capable of enhancing a psychological state. The study found that Otherness usually is depicted inside of a spectrum of stereotypes in Hollywood. Cinema and Tv-series often reflect how a society relates to their minorities and their others. The question that I want to raise in this study is: Is it possible that a high-budget tv- eries such as Euphoria can escape stereotypes and provoque reflection on the other’s subject through the form?

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