"$h*t My TV Says: Revealing Gender and Race in Reality TV"
...an evening with Jennifer L. Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, and entertainment journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn (writer for the L.A. Times, TV Guide, Essence and Emmy magazine). Moderated by Morgane Richardson of Refuse the Silence.
Why are reality TV's stock characters (The Desperate Bachelorette, The Angry Black Woman, The Douchebag Dude) so regressive? What are Frankenbites, and other behind-the-scenes open secrets in the reality TV industry? Why does pop culture culture reduce women and people of color to such limiting stereotypes? Find out in the town that creates them at the L.A. book launch for Reality Bites Back! Expect critical media commentary, revealing insights about gender and race in the entertainment industry -- and lots of laughs.
7:30 - 9:30. Free. Morgane will moderate a lively conversation between Jennifer and Janice, with ample time for Q&A with the audience. Jennifer will sign Reality Bites Back. And after: schmoozing. What could be better?