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University of Western Ontario

1. Griffin, Darcy. (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO.

Degree: 2017, University of Western Ontario

In 1997 HBO aired its first original drama series, Oz. In the years that have followed the network has positioned itself as vanguard in the television landscape, however, HBO drama series have remained a complicated, and often dangerous site for female characters. Moreover, with a few exceptions (Sex and the City, or True Blood for example), original HBO drama series remain focused on the network’s primary audience demographic: the predominantly male, relatively affluent consumers of quality television. This research explores the representation of female detectives within original HBO crime drama series, The Wire (2002 – 8) and Season Two of True Detective (2014 -), in order to examine how female officers, operate within the male-dominated world of HBO drama. Two characters, Shakima Greggs of The Wire and Antigone Bezzerides of Season Two of True Detective, were selected as case studies and subjected to feminist textual analysis. While these representations provide some recognition of the challenge facing women working in law enforcement, namely the need to balance gendered expectations against what it means to be “good police,” they also reinforce particular kinds of gendered narrative arcs and tropes. These findings help illustrate the limitations of the portrayal of female police, particularly within male-dominated genres and networks.

Subjects/Keywords: The Wire; True Detective; HBO; Shakima Greggs; Antigone Bezzerides; feminist textual analysis; Other Film and Media Studies; Television; Women's Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Griffin, D. (2017). (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO. (Thesis). University of Western Ontario. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4995

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Griffin, Darcy. “(Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO.” 2017. Thesis, University of Western Ontario. Accessed August 18, 2019. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4995.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Griffin, Darcy. “(Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO.” 2017. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Griffin D. (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Western Ontario; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4995.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Griffin D. (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO. [Thesis]. University of Western Ontario; 2017. Available from: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4995

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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