Visible: Out on Television: Miniseries (2020)


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Visible: Out on Television

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Well-crafted and often powerful, Visible: Out on Television is as vital and vibrant as the community at its center.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 16

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

Prior to 1970, televised representations of the LGBTQ community were far from positive, depicting such people as sexual deviants and violent killers. The 1970s ushered in a radical shift in these images.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

LGBTQ activists consider the influential power of television to enact significant social change following the Stonewall Uprising.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

Actors and historians discuss the lack of early coverage on the HIV/AIDS epidemic on television, the pervasive fear of the disease ultimately putting positive representations of the LGBTQ community in jeopardy.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

A look back at the landmark television moment when Ellen DeGeneres came out on her show in 1997. However, the celebration of her honesty was not without its trials.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2020

Contemporary LGBTQ creatives discuss their involvement in boosting inclusivity and representation through the media.

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Critic Reviews for Visible: Out on Television Miniseries

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

This terrific series gets off to a slightly inauspicious start with an exhausting cascade of soundbite after soundbite after soundbite... After that, though, it gets seriously fascinating.

Aug 12, 2020 | Full Review…

It's gripping and touching and funny and heartwarming, but most impressively, it's unrelenting.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Its in-depth study of a seemingly impossible subject to sum up is very impressive -- and, I daresay, necessary.

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Occasionally, it defaults to broad brushstrokes... Still, it is an elegant education, and its vast library of footage makes for a smorgasbord of queer entertainment.

Feb 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While we remember many of these big moments, what White has done is to meticulously connect the dots -- drawing in lines that history has a way of rendering, well, invisible.

Feb 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Visible is a binge-worthy and entertaining series that shows the trajectory of LGBTQ lives both on and off screen and why queer stories need - and need to continue - to be told.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a strong, beautiful statement about the transformative power of seeing yourself reflected in popular culture. The movement has come so far, but it still has further to go.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…

It is a valuable documentary not only for its subject, but for its ability to walk, in a very pleasant way, through seventy years of TV history. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Docu series about LGBTQ TV history inspires and informs.

Mar 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it feels like a 101-level course in LGBTQIA+ representation in TV, Visible: Out On Television is still a good overview of just how far the medium has come in this regard, and how far it has to go.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Visible is vital viewing for where we were and where we are.

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

While the series doesn't break a ton of new ground in terms of the stories it tells, it makes up for that with an expansive amount of well-assembled archival footage, and by putting it all in one place.

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Visible: Out on Television: Miniseries

  • Aug 23, 2020
    A really interesting and much needed documentary, I learned a lot without being overwhelmed with the amount of information. Well done.
  • Feb 25, 2020
    In this show, old footage is compiled and intertwined with interviews from toady to form an incredible narrative of representation over the years.
  • Feb 21, 2020
    La historia de la comundad LGTB en la TV de EUA. Un gran resumen de como se usó la TV para desligitimar, en un comienzo, y luego para aprobar a la comunidad LGTB.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Good tv show to watch with family

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