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‘Orange Is The New Black’ On NETFLIX – You Better Watch It

It’s ME, Ana!! You missed me, right? Good, now listen UP.

OITNB

Photos: NETFLIX/OITNB

In true hipster fashion, I can say that I devoured all of season one of the Netflix original series, “Orange Is the New Black”, before everyone else became obsessed with it. I was instantly hooked by its inside peak into the criminal justice system after we’ve seen Benson and Stabler bust a perp. No other dramedy is exploring what’s happening inside the pods, the circumstances over why inmates ended up serving time, or how their ‘new’ personalities fit in with their pre-prison lives.

Orange is the New Black”  (hashtagged #OINTB) is a TV dramedy based on a memoir of the same name, following Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), an attractive wasp who is sent to a minimum security women’s prison for 15 months for having once acted as a drug mule, as a favor for then-girlfriend, Alex Vause (played by Laura Prepon), for an international drug cartel when she was in her early 20s.

Every episode shows how Piper is adapting to life in prison, and her struggle to retain aspects of her outside life intact, developing her character within the new rules she has to follow within the prison society.  The first episode really set the tone for season one when, in a secret phone conversation granted to her by a head guard to her fiancée, Piper says, “I’m Chapman here”. Though she’s the show’s protagonist, Netflix did a superb job of compiling a supporting cast whose stories are just as engrossing, if not more, as Piper’s.

By no stretch of the imagination are the women in the prison innocents, but with every episode shedding light on their lives before they landed in the prison, and the new roles they play while inside, we get to see how societies shape one’s personality.

OITNB isn’t afraid to explore many rich and interesting story lines regarding racism, religion (there’s a scary born again evangelical played by Taryn Manning), socioeconomic status, familial bonds that form between inmates (Poussey and Taystee, played by Samira Wiley and Danielle Brooks respectively), sexual exploitation (the creepy guard that trades sexual favors is aptly called, ‘Pornstache’), gender roles (Boo), and sexuality (the women that ‘go lesbian’ while in prison), in diverse and revealing storylines.

Laverne Cox as Sophia
Laverne Cox as Sophia

 

In Sophia’s story line (played wonderfully by Laverne Cox), we’re given a small glimpse at the issues faced by transsexuals when transitioning. The show explores mental health, and I cannot put into words how sympathetic I became towards Uzo Aduba’s character, ‘Crazy Eyes’, and the simplicity of how she sees life. How do we flirt? Nickname your woman after a flower. How do you protect her? Throw your pie.

"I threw my pie for you!"
“I threw my pie for you!”

How do you let her know she’s loved? Compliment her tits daily. That’s it, simple. She has a poetic awareness about her surroundings that is insanely interesting to watch. There are stories that are shocking, some so sad that they melted a bit of my cold, cold, heart.

These are just a few of the characters that help OITNB humanize inmates making the show addictive. Don’t just take my word for it, “Orange Is the New Black” has been trending on Twitter, there are already an amazing amount of quotable memes on Tumblr, and I’ve decided that “I threw my pie for you” is the perfect way to express true romantic devotion, and I’m definitely stanning for Daya and Bennett, and I’ll never look at a chicken the same way.

Hopefully you all jump on this bandwagon, it’s well worth it.

 

Another New Intern At Dipped in Cream! Meet Ana From Miami!

Meet Ana From Miami!

Hello,  hello! I am crazy levels of excited to be the newest addition to the Dipped in Cream family! This is where I let my ego take over and tell you about how awesome I am! I’m a Batman fangirl, I love all things comic books, zombie-apocalypse-related, and my ultimate wish fulfillment would be if the powers-that-be brought back Firefly!

I’m into all sorts of obnoxious fads (hipster glasses, leggings with combat boots, planking, etc), and I’ll blog about anything without shame.

My favorite moment in pop-culture history is when Sacha Baron Cohen flour-bombed Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars, I genuinely dislike Failcrest . . . a lot–why is he still a thing?  

I brought my shade-flinging talents to South Beach long before Lebron ever did, but I’m not as tall, or as athletic…damn. I’m offering up virtual celebratory hugs since in the ‘real world’ I do not actually let anyone touch me ever, let me be clear: I don’t have a germ phobia like Howie Mandel, I have ‘strangers don’t need to be within my 3-foot-radius’ syndrome . . . this rule goes out the window if you’re a hot guy over 6’, I mean, I have standards.

I have a terrible memory but as a pop-culture enthusiast I’m usually a lot more reliable than IMDB. I’m the “did you hear about…”-girl who talks about celebrity news as if I knew these people in real life. 

Twitter has helped me cope with my incessant need to broadcast all my quips about anything and everything pop-culture related! This is why I’m so happy that my not-so-secret celeb obsessions are being given a home here at Dipped in Cream! I really love social media in that it gives a voice to all the fandoms to come together so we can judge spelling and grammatical errors, and general poor taste.

Now, instead of ugly crying about the television romances and text-messaging friends that don’t care about Castle and Beckett, I can report to all you lovely readers! I don’t want to get married in real life, but have many fantasy engagements with the men from my television. I heard that Frank from Big Brother 14 lives in Naples, FL, and “yo, baby, did you know I’m only 2 hours away?” I have a not-so-secret obsession with tall gingers, and this guy is fit.

Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and Instagram are all my playgrounds–and I truly believe every single thought gem of mine should be taken for entertainment purposes only…but, I’m generally right about everything, so if anyone wants to apply to be a minion, I’m cool with that. Applications accepted via Twitter, @TheMilyMiracles!

In the words of Fiyero Tiggular, “There’s no pretense here. I happen to be genuinely self-absorbed and deeply shallow.

This is going to be LEGEN-[wait-for-it]-DARY!