Posts tagged "orange is the new black"

Piper Kerman Of “Orange Is The New Black” Testifies On Prison Reform

In the midst of America’s disgusting white supremacist prison system, women currently make up the fastest growing prison population. In lieu of that, equally loved and criticized Orange is The New Black author Piper Kerman stood in front of Congress yesterday to speak on the deadly realities facing women behind bars.
When we think of…

Bronwyn Isaac / August 6, 2015

Female Friendship Is What “Orange Is The New Black” Does Best

I thought I was finished with “Orange is the New Black” forever.
Our first big fight happened over the violent beating of Pennsatucky by Piper in the season one finale. By the time season two was available on Netflix, I was ready to work it out — but when Vee used Suzanne to beat the…

Alicia Swiz / July 17, 2015

The Soapbox: On Pennsatucky & Poor, White, Rural Representation On “Orange Is The New Black”

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example of how white women aren’t taken care of well enough. But of course there is one.

Chloe Stillwell / July 8, 2015

Laverne Cox Has Her Own Ice Cream Flavor Now!

The new flavor is called “Chocolate Orange Is the New Black.”…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Watch “Orange Is The New Black,” Read How To Build A Girl & Listen to “Millennial”

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I have a copy of Caitlin Moran’s How To Build A Girl and I have yet to start reading it, but from what I’ve been told so far, it’s worth being very excited about. The novel follows a teenager named Johanna as she reinvents herself into a drinking, sexing, music writer named Dolly…

Claire Hannum / June 14, 2015

Happy Friday! Let’s Let Norma From Orange Is The New Black Sing You Off!

Yes! The week is finally over! And Orange Is The New Black is on Netflix, and you are going to get to bingewatch the fuck out of that this weekend. It’s going to be good. I’ve watched the first two episodes already, and am excited to report that things are getting interesting with Norma, the…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 12, 2015

“Orange Is The New Black” Is Imminent, So Here’s What Happened In Season 2

Adorn yourself in your TV-shirt and ready the snacks. …

Megan Reynolds / June 11, 2015

Girl On Girl: Lesbian Characters In Hollywood Blow

This weekend, $69.2 million worth of people (including me) saw “Pitch Perfect 2.” I love the franchise and I feel obligated to support my sort of doppelganger, Anna Kendrick, even though every scene where she kisses that dude makes me feel weirdly uncomfortable. As one friend puts it, “Every time Anna Kendrick kisses a man,…

Morgan Cohn / May 19, 2015

“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.

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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. In true badass fashion, Lea wasn’t having any of it, and…

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, the costume designer for hit…

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’s pretty adorable. [BuzzFeed]…

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]…

Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014
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