Category: Media Studies

Will Netflix’s Messiah spark outrage at the portrayal of Muslims?

Will Netflix’s Messiah spark outrage at the portrayal of Muslims?

—Evelyn Alsultany
A month before Netflix released Messiah, its new series about a mysterious Middle Eastern man who performs miracles and is being tracked by the CIA, a controversy erupted on Twitter. Muslims were convinced that the Messiah would turn out to be the anti-Christ, aka Dajjal, further fueling Islamophobia.

Welcome to Raunch Culture, USA

Welcome to Raunch Culture, USA

—Bernadette C. Barton
What does it mean for American culture writ large, when Netflix goes “viral” after its Twitter account asks followers, “What’s something you can say during sex but also when you manage a brand twitter account?”

Sex and Love in the Digital Age

Sex and Love in the Digital Age

—Deana A. Rohlinger
Digital technologies aren’t all bad. But, they’ve certainly changed how Millennials explore their sexual selves and connect with one another.

Move Fast and Make Things

Move Fast and Make Things

—David Craig and Stuart Cunningham
From Netflix’s Black Mirror to Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, social media representation in our media abounds. See what two media and communications scholars think of being “woke” in the wake of this techlash.