Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Lea DeLaria

  • Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black dropped its final season, season 7, on Netflix recently. I, like many others, devoted a good part of a weekend to watching the last ever episodes of this groundbreaking marvel of a television masterpiece roll by.

  • Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    I’ve written about Orange is the New Black since season 1. I wanted to summarize my thoughts on this series, collect the most important posts in one spot, and share the results. This Orange is the New Black summary is my attempt to do that. Each headline is a link to the full article.

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black season 4 puts viewers through the wringer. Abuse, murder, death, mental illness, surviving rape, corporate greed. It’s dark and horrifying. There are moments of hope, of light. There are ways of dealing. I thought it would good to end my series of posts on the latest season of Orange is […]

  • Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Season 4 of Orange is the New Black is on everyone’s mind now. I’ve barely had time to watch it all. This post collects some random observations and stray musings on season 4. It is not meant to be a review of the season, but there are some spoilers. 

  • 3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven’t watched all of season 3 yet, there are spoilers ahead. Parents […]

  • Orange is the New Black: Sent to SHU

    Orange is the New Black: Sent to SHU

    Two of our favorite characters on Orange is the New Black spend time in the segregated housing unit (SHU) in season 3. Season 3 spoilers ahead. According to a recent report on solitary confinement, the practice of solitary confinement is overused and ineffective. . . . evidence mounts that solitary confinement produces many unwanted and […]

  • Orange is the New Black: Pennsatucky and Big Boo

    Orange is the New Black: Pennsatucky and Big Boo

    Toward the end of season 2 of Orange is the New Black, we saw the beginnings of a friendship between Big Boo (Lea DeLaria) and Doggett, AKA Pennsatucky, (Taryn Manning). In season 3 it becomes an important relationship for both characters. Spoilers ahead. It starts immediately in episode 1 of season 3. Pennsatucky mourns all […]

  • Orange is the New Black and American Culture

    Orange is the New Black and American Culture

    I’m in the midst of watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black. I’ll probably have something to say about it when I finish the entire season. The pre-release publicity about it was everywhere last week. It made an impression on me when I realized how diverse the cast interviews were and how many […]