Queer representations are not monolithic and should not be depicted as such on-screen.
We are seeing more lgbtqia+ stories depicted on-screen today arguably more than ever before. However, when it comes to who gets to tell these stories and the ways in which these narratives are delineated, the national motion picture industries still have a long way to go. Queer stories in contemporary Swedish film and television have tendencies to be quite homogeneous and lacking in depth and complexity. Here are a couple of reasonable actions that could be put in motion by the established authorities in the film, television and media-sectors when it comes to the narratives depicted:
- Equitable measures ought to be taken when it comes to screenplays selected to be developed into moving images. Screenplays written or/and informed by racialized lgbtqia+ people should be at the forefront when it comes to the production of non-white Queer cinema.
- Pragmatic actions such as creative outlets for lgbtqia+ filmmakers in the form of workshops, informal pitch-sessions and seminars are advisable measures that decision-makers ought to initiate.