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Orange Is the New Black Sexuality

Bi-erasure in Orange Is the New Black

A.J. Walkley | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

When we see a potentially promising character like Piper, oftentimes we become hopeful that there is finally a positive bisexual role for us to watch. When that role eschews the term "bisexual" in every single instance for another term, however, that hope diminishes.

Sidekicked In Modern Media

Derek Hartley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Derek Hartley

If one more over-processed middle aged lady shouts, "I love my gays," as if we are human accessories, I am going to lose it. It is important to have our stories told, and to not discourage those in media to bother trying, but we should stand with critics in asking for a fresh angle.

Orange Is The New Black and Its New Black Trans Narrative

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Although OITNB treads the line of racial stereotype, the show is redeemed by the ways in which it depicts female sexuality. For the most part, all of the women in the prison are represented as having control of their sexuality despite their reality of incarceration.

Surrendering to Orange Is the New Black

Amanda Duberman | Posted 09.17.2013 | TV
Amanda Duberman

Orange Is the New Black confronts every layer of women's experience in an environment designed for inertia -- and gets many of them right.