“Nyota Uhura is Not a White Girl”

@article{Scodari2012NyotaUI,
  title={“Nyota Uhura is Not a White Girl”},
  author={Christine Scodari},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={335 - 351}
}
This essay examines the online debate surrounding representation of the Black/African character of Lt. Uhura in the 2009 prequel film, Star Trek. Some fans, particularly those viewing the film from a gender/race intersection, applauded her portrayal, while others, including many “slashers” who espouse a homoerotic reading of classic Trek from an ostensible gender/sexuality standpoint, disapproved—especially of Uhura's romantic storyline. Virtual observation and appraisal of these discourses… Expand

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