Posts tagged "orange is the new black"

“OITNB” Actor Matt McGorry Says He Is Totally A Feminist

Matthew McGorry is doing male feminism right. The beloved "Orange is the New Black" actor recently wrote: "I'm embarrassed to admit that I only recently discovered the ACTUAL definition of 'feminism.' Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I AM A FEMINIST." This is what we're all trying to shout from the rafters.
By: Katrin Higher / March 7, 2015

Cast Of “Orange Is The New Black” Puts A Litchfield Spin On “The 12 Days Of Christmas”

Though we won't be getting new episodes of "Orange is the New Black" until the middle of next year, the cast has returned for a bit to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, with this Litchfield Prison-centric version of "The 12 Days of Christmas." Almost all of the cast participates--except, tragically, Norma the mute lady. Which…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 20, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Author Talks Employment Barriers For Former Prisoners

When former convicts are released from prison, one of the biggest barriers they face is securing employment. A job is so important for re-entry into mainstream society, but most employers refuse to hire someone with a felony on their record, despite the fact that they're known to make loyal employees. Piper Kerman, author of the…
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Unique Gifts For TV Show Superfans (Past And Present)

The holidays are upon us, which means it's time to shop, but what do you get for someone who's permanently stationed in front of their TV? We've compiled some unique gift ideas from Etsy for your friends and family who can't get enough "Scandal," "Friends," "Orange Is The New Black," "Girls," "Game Of Thrones," "Breaking…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 25, 2014

Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald] A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root] An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’s personal…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 18, 2014

An Open Letter Of Apology To Lea DeLaria AKA “Big Boo” From “Orange Is The New Black”

Dear Lea, I sit here at my desk, head hung low with shame, as I write this apology to you "the morning after." I don't know if it was the free food and booze that brought us together, or if it was purely fate, but whatever it was, I wish I could hit the rewind…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

Watch Lea DeLaria From “Orange Is The New Black” Stand Up To An Anti-Gay Preacher On The Subway

HELL YES, BIG BOO. Actress Lea DeLaria, who stars on the Netflix hit series "Orange Is The New Black," was recently riding the D Train in New York, when an anti-gay preacher began yelling to the subway passengers about how homosexuality is a sin. I…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 4, 2014

Tell Your Story Through Style: 4 Tips From “Orange Is The New Black” Costume Designer Jenn Rogien

Whether you realize it or not, your clothes tell the story of "you." From night shift nurses who spend their downtime watching college football to working moms who enjoy long morning hikes and good wine, our personalities and hobbies are often reflected in what we choose to wear. Jenn Rogien,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 28, 2014

“Grey’s Anatomy” Cast Members Are “Orange Is The New Black” Fans Just Like The Rest Of Us

The "Grey's Anatomy" cast had a little fun on set dressing up as the cast of "Orange Is The New Black," with Sara Ramirez working it as Alex Vause and Ellen Pompeo as Tricia. No, this is not their subtle way of announcing some kind of bizarre onscreen crossover (thankfully!), but it'…
By: Claire Hannum / September 20, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Paired With “Golden Girls” Is Genius

Whatever brilliant mind set scenes from "Orange Is The New Black" to the "Golden Girls" theme deserves all of the awards. This is so good, it almost tops the kitty rendition of the series. Almost. [Cosmopolitan]…
By: Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

Conan O’Brien Gets His Hair Did By Laverne Cox

Conan O'Brien did an all-"Orange Is The New Black" episode last night, with an intro set to that Regina Spektor song and the band decked out in orange prison jumpsuits. Here's the opener, in which Laverne Cox — who plays Sophia, Litchfield's resident hairstylist — helps Conan in the makeup chair. She even gets i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

What A Relief: The Real Larry From “Orange Is The New Black” Is Not Such A Schmuck

It’s strange that my own story has now been told in my wife’s memoir and, in a way, by the Netflix adaptation of it, yielding such delights in my inbox as a link to an article called “A Guide to the Internet’s Love of Hating Larry Bloom From ‘Orange Is the New Black.’” What…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Made Orange Jumpsuits So Trendy That Prisons Are Switching Their Uniforms

A Saginaw, Michigan sheriff is so convinced that "Orange Is The New Black" made orange jumpsuits cool that he's assigned inmates at the Saginaw County Jail to switch up their uniforms. The jail's 513 inmates will likely all have switched over to old school black-and-white striped uniforms by the end of this year. Sheriff William…
By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Laverne Cox Is The First Openly Transgender Emmy Award Nominee

Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender Emmy nominee today, receiving a nod for her work in "Orange Is The New Black." In a celebratory statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, "Today, countless transgender youth will hear the message that they ca…
By: Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners’ Stories

This past Monday, The Atlantic’s Noah Berlatsky took it upon himself to complain that "Orange is the New Black" inadequately represents the male prison population. Ohhhh boy.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2014

The Cast Of “Orange Is The New Black” Lived It Up At NYC’s Pride Parade

Yesterday, the LGBTQ community and its allies came out to celebrate Gay Pride events across the country. Not to brag or whatever, but NYC had the cast of "Orange is the New Black" in attendance, including Danielle Brooks (Tastee), Yael Stone (Morello), Samira Wiley (Poussey), Matt McGorry (Bennett) and Laverne Cox (Sophia), who was Grand…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2014

Mary Steenburgen Will Play Pornstache’s Mom On “Orange Is The New Black”

Even Pornstache needs a mother's love. And that mother will be played by Mary Steenburgen, who recently revealed over Twitter that she was joining the cast of "Orange Is The New Black." [TVLine] One of the creators of the card came Cards Against Humanity has publicly apologized for the card which referenced "passable…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Found: Watch Matt McGorry, Who Plays Bennett On “Orange Is The New Black,” Play A He-Man Beefcake In A Student Film

Every actor gets their start somewhere. For Matt McGorry, who plays lovebird correctional officer John Bennett on "Orange Is The New Black," his start was as an axe-wielding He-Man hero in a hilarious student film. While at Emerson College, McGorry donned a Fabio wig to appear as Gorm in a six-minute-short called "Gizor And Gorm."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Laverne Cox’s Moving “It Gets Better” Video Is A Tearjerker

Laverne Cox wasn't always as sure of herself as she is today. Growing up in Alabama with a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she got bullied at school for being feminine and struggled with her gender identity. Hearing her talk about recognizing herself as worthy of love in her own right, rebuilding a…
By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

Lea Delaria Was Worried PETA Was Going To Freak Over That Lil Boo Peanut Butter Scene On “OITNB”

"Can I tell you how many #peanutbutter’s I got today on Twitter? I laughed so hard. I couldn’t believe the first one… And then there were suddenly like 10 more. ... When it went down, I was a little nervous. Am I gonna be getting tweets from PETA? And it’s a joke… I also probably wouldn’t MacGyver a screwdriver into…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014
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