Graphic Sapphics: How Identity Shapes the Stories We See on Screen


  • Juliana Kaneda MacEwan University


This infographic explores different patterns observed in on-screen representations of sapphic relationships and investigates whether an association exists between own-voice narratives and queer joy. To test this association, a sample of 20 sapphic movies and shows were rated using a Negative Trope Score Sheet, with the hypothesis that media developed from own-voice perspectives would score lower than narratives developed by outsider perspectives.

Department: Psychology

Faculty Mentors: Irfan Chaudhry and Dr. Kathryn Holland