'Orange' is the Same White: Comments on 'Orange is the New Black'
8 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2020
Date Written: July 2, 2014
"Orange is the New Black" is a new series currently in its second season on Netflix that follows the more or less true to life story of Piper, a white middle class college educated bisexual woman. Although the series is to be commended for humanizing insiders, there is a troubling tendency its negotiation of gender and race, such that the narcissistic white gaze is largely left unchallenged.
Keywords: "Orange is the New Black", Netflix, racism, prisons, mass incarceration, social criticism
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