Orange Is the New Black has such an intriguing and potentially fallacious premise that I was terrified at first to
watch it. We know our incarcerated hero, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), will get out. Write a book. Avoid
recidivism. Acquire a deal for a TV adaptation. Still, surprisingly, we suspend prolepsis. We worry
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.
A few months ago, I quit my newspaper job and spent the summer backpacking around Europe. As I traversed the continent, taking in its grand architecture, crystal-clear coastlines and delicious fresh food, there were constant reminders that my race and gender cast me as a second-class tourist.
Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue is the Warmest Color has been hailed for its bold exploration of a youthful lesbian romance. Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg declared the movie “magnificent ” and added, “I’m glad someone had the courage to tell this
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