Orange is the New Black

Cultural Erasure: Where’s the B on Our TVs?

willowozA version of this post first appeared on Abigail’s blog, Experience Is To Be Believed.

About two years ago, I partook of some Netflix binges – re-watching all of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and powering through the whole ofThe L Word were just too irresistible. Although I can’t deny I hugely enjoyed both of these binges, there was something I just couldn’t get past – the way bisexuality was treated in both.

Since then, I’ve kept them in my mind, and to be honest, I’ve yet to encounter any programmes made more recently which give bisexuality positive treatment, so let’s step back in time.

The year is 1997, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer has hit our screens. (I was only 6, so of course I wasn’t watching it then. But for reasons which will become clear, I feel hugely influenced by this programme, so indulge me.) We… Continue reading

Orange is the New Crack: OMG, What Will Happen Next?!

After binge-watching our way through the third season of cult jail-bird drama Orange is the New Black, we decided to take a look at our tea leaves (and soggy biscuit crumbs) and figure out exactly what might be next in store for the residents of Litchfield… SPOILER ALERT, OBVS!

1. Crazy Eyes finds lurve

Her alien tentacles bring all the girls to the recreation yard! And OMG, how cute is her new little Dandelion? Ms Eyes seems a little unsure of it all as yet, but we reckon that come season four, they’ll be rockin’ that broom cupboard like there’s no tomorrow.

2. Shit gets real with the Piper-Alex-Stella love triangle

Is it wrong that I find the idea of a gentle brawl between Alex and Stella – maybe in the shower room – a little distracting? Mmm…  More hate-fucking please. Why call it a triangle if you… Continue reading

You Didn't Hear it from Us 28/03/15

hqdefaultHere’s a round-up of some of the news, blogs posts and comment we missed this week.

 

Did we miss any other must-see stories? Let us know in comments…