„Lesbian Web Series are serial online entertainment of any broadcasting format or genre where the leading part is primarily dedicated to one or more lesbian characters, even though the representation of those characters can differ regarding their lesbianism. Some, for example, mainly concentrate on the struggles and difficulties of the coming out process of their teenage characters (e.g., Out With Dad), while others take their protagonists’ lesbianism as a given (e.g., Venice the Series), targeting other topics besides homosexuality or consciously playing with sexual fluidity (e.g., Chica Busca Chica). They strategically employ a particular set of cultural markers that is mainly recognized by gay women, such as specific music with lesbian lyrics or references to movies with lesbian content. Therefore, Lesbian Web Series provide not only visible representations of lesbian identities but also a means of identification for those viewers who are able to anticipate and/ or decode these cultural markers.“
(Obermayr 2016: 99).
Source: “Queering ‘Web’ Families: Cultural Kinship through Lesbian Web Series”, in: May Friedman & Silvia Schultermandl (eds.) Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media.Toronto/Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press. (2016), 97-117.
Short Article on Lesbian Web Series in German
“L-World 2.0: Lesbische Protagonistinnen erobern TV und Internet als selbstbewusste Geschäftsfrauen oder stolze Gefängnisinsassinnen und sattelfeste Cowgirls”, in: Pride Nr. 136/Oktober 2013, Linz/Wels: Homosexuellen Initiative (HOSI), 34-35. [online and print version].