Unpleasant Consequences: First Sex in <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, <em>Veronica Mars</em>, and <em>Gilmore Girls</em>

  • Caroline E. Jones
Keywords: virginity, Buffy, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars

Abstract

While many contemporary television series offer young female protagonists agency in terms of physical, social, economic, and intellectual power, they often fail to pursue this progressive ideology in terms of these young women’s sexuality. This article explores a cultural fascination with teenage girls as sexual (or asexual) subjects, particularly with their virginity, and the negative effects of that fascination in the experiences of first sex of teen protagonists in the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and Gilmore Girls.

Author Biography

Caroline E. Jones

Caroline E. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Texas State University–San Marcos, where she teaches courses in children’s and adolescent literatures. She recently contributed a chapter to Anne around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic (MQUP, 2013), and has an article on the lesbian progressive novel in adolescent literature in a recent issue of The Lion and the Unicorn.

Published
2013-05-24
How to Cite
Jones, C. (2013). Unpleasant Consequences: First Sex in <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, <em>Veronica Mars</em>, and <em>Gilmore Girls</em&gt;. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 5(1). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/157
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Articles