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Pushing boundaries? Challenging traditional gender roles in Kyle XY

Science Fiction Film & Television (2015), 8, (1), 91–100.

Abstract

Kyle XY (US 2006-09) was a mix of sf and teen drama aimed not just at teenage audiences but also family audiences in general. Now almost forgotten, the programme can be seen as a missing link between series with a similar format, such as Roswell (US 1999-2002) and The Vampire Diaries (US 2009-). This article explores how successful the series was in pushing the boundaries of gender roles within the contexts of a family show.

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Brown, Shane