Touted as a televisual triumph for diversity and representation, The Heights is an ensemble soap opera depicting the bonds and burdens of an inner-city working-class community. While this is undeniably praiseworthy in a screen landscape largely bereft of such visibility, the series does also fall into the trap of sanitising the grittier aspects of social disadvantage, writes Travis Johnson.
stereotype, wealth, poverty, migrant, queer, LGBT, social housing.
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