SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read if you haven’t watched the entire first season!
As a college student who has been home on winter break for the past three weeks, I have found myself content in my natural habitat: on my bed consuming as much Netflix as humanly possible.
This week, I decided to watch the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black.” I had heard from multiple friends that it was awesome so I figured I’d take a stab at it. I was not disappointed.
The show is a feminist’s dream. Since it takes place in a women’s prison, a large majority of the characters are female. Many of these female characters are multidimensional and force the viewer to set aside stereotypes and remember that prison inmates are human too. You can’t help but feel sympathy for these women. The stories of how they ended up in prison are told, and you see how being isolated from society can really change a person.
There are three things in that this show does well that really stood out for me, and they are diversity, the presence of multidimensional queer women, and the tackling of controversial subjects.
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