“It controls the minds of the masses” Malcom X once wisely said. Connecting social, political and cultural issues, the media is a power of its own. Mainstream media touches everyone in one way or another and it helps shape ones belief and values. The media creates meanings of gender, race and sexuality and plays a significant role on how we understand sexuality, sexual orientation and race. This often leads to stereotypes and prejudices amongst certain groups of people, propelled by mainstream media.