29 posts categorized "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"

Mar 26 2017
You May Kiss, Brides: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Couple Weds Comments (0)

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Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli got married in Palm Springs, ExtraTV reports.

Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on Orange Is the New Black, and Morelli, who is one of the Netflix show's writers, met on set... when Morelli thought she was straight, and was definitely married to a man.

In an Identities.Mic essay, Morelli wrote of her discovery that she is a lesbian:

... while it certainly would have been disorienting to begin to question my sexuality after three decades of knowing myself, it was particularly blinding because I'd gotten married only a few months before. It was the sort of wedding that makes you believe in absolute partnership and the strength that can come from facing obstacles, like the life-threatening illness that my new husband had battled for the majority of our relationship. But he was healthy again, so we danced under strings of Christmas lights and drank fancy cocktails that were served in mason jars, all while being surrounded by the friends and family who had held us up over the previous six years.

Which is why it's now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, “I'm getting divorced because I'm gay.” It's a sentence I've said approximately 5,223 times in the last six months. For those of you keeping track, I'm definitely not exaggerating and I'm not prone to hyperbole, ever.

Often, after I make the declaration in as casual a voice as I can manage, the next question is, “Did you know?” It's a question that I dread because I always hear the implied “How could you not know?”

 
Dec 29 2016
OUT Explores The Nuances Of Love With High-Profile Couples Comments (0)

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Out really delivers with its pair of Love Story-themed covers, one of which features actor/Internet personality Matthew Wilkas and his boyfriend Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic athlete, the other of which showcases once-you've-gone-Orange Is the New Black-you'll-never-go-back girlfriends Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli — just beautiful.

I was particularly interested in the very real approach the guys are taking in their relationship, with Wilkas saying:

For me, being apart a lot of the time is a good thing, but I don’t think Gus feels that way. He doesn’t really want a long-distance relationship. I don’t either but think time apart is valuable and can work.

Kenworthy says:

All relationships take work, and we’ve definitely begun to realize that…I was in a relationship from 18-23, and I still haven’t really experienced that much sexually. I wouldn’t want to ever sacrifice my relationship with Matt just to go out and get that out of my system, but we’ve also talked about that and he doesn’t want to deprive me of experiencing anything while I’m still young. I don’t necessarily know what that means. But we’re not in an open relationship and we’re not breaking up. But we’re also not getting married.

Check out the cover stories here.

 
May 10 2016
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: Do You Know The Difference Between Pain And Suffering? Comments (0)

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The official trailer for Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black is here, and it looks like things are heading for a racially charged explosion in the newly for-profit prison ...

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Apr 28 2016
Absolutely Suzanne: Uzo Aduba Talks To THE ADVOCATE Comments (0)

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Uzo Aduba opens up to The Advocate for its A-List Interview, in which she says of gay-fan encounters:

Oh, it’s intense. It’s always big, which is great because I feel like I’m big. They’re loyalists, so welcoming and loving, and they’re open to everyone and everything. They empower me, frankly. For better or worse, long days or short, I know I have that support, and I truly feel grateful.

She says of her Orange Is the New Black character, Suzanne, that she isn't necessarily a lesbian:

I just see her as someone who wants to give and receive love, and she’s not that concerned with the package in which that love comes. I don’t think sexual orientation enters her mind. She’s just looking for her soul mate and heart partner.

Read more here.

 
Jan 30 2016
SAG Taps LGBT-Themed Winners Comments (0)

Full list of SAG Awards winners right here.

I thought the show was great, and felt right, as always. However the SAG membership works its voting is superior to the Oscars, and has the benefit of not coming dead-last in the season so as not to be overly influenced by other shows.

LGBT highlights include wins for Orange Is the New Black (see victory dance above) for comedy series and Uzo Aduba for her performance on the same show; Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent; and Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl. Also, Queen Latifah won for Bessie, and I hear she liked women. Bessie Smith, that is.

 
Dec 15 2015
Need To Know: Full Tit + Cosby Sues To Protect Sterling Rep + THE FORCE AWAKENS In L.A. + McNudity + Adele To Go + Smith v. Trump + Madonna Feasts On Your Boos + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes gets pierced. Images

*widget boy cultureCosby suing (some) accusers. Now even The Devil & Max Devlin is ruined.

*widget boy cultureStar Wars: The Force Awakens premieres. See the entire original cast.

*widget boy cultureAll 305 films eligible for Oscar consideration!

*widget boy cultureMore on that Paris climate agreement.

*widget boy cultureDustin McNeer is Mc-nude. (Work Unfriendly) 

*widget boy cultureAdele tour dates!

*widget boy cultureOh, Be Clever's “Blanket” is epic.

*widget boy cultureTAG-ing Matt Bomer & Chelsea Clinton.

*widget boy cultureOrange Is the New Black-tress addresses “assault.”

*widget boy cultureFlynt fishing for proof that Ben Carson advisor sexually harassed dudes.

*widget boy cultureMelanie Griffith serving 58-year-old selfie realness.

*widget boy cultureWill Smith gently spanks Donald Trump.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 10.15.42 PMCafeteria delirium

*widget boy cultureInfamous jalapeño mac-and-cheese brat: The full story. (Video after the jump.) Images

*widget boy cultureWorld of Wonder offers helpful gift suggestions. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureWorld of Wonder sent me this pressie: Selfie stick! Images

*widget boy cultureNice c*m-gutters. (Work Friendly, surprisingly.)

*widget boy cultureEx porn star Bo Dean paralyzed in dispute.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn Jenner apologizes for unfortunate comments.

*widget boy cultureUK papers use a couple of assholes on Twitter to gin up Madonna-bashing piece.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's speech in Manchester got cheers, not boos. People are so wimpy.

*widget boy cultureJesus, don't tell Mariah Carey she's #2 on this chart!

*widget boy cultureKeep reading for video on the mac-and-cheese brat's arrest ... Images

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Jul 25 2015
Need To Know: Blond Girl + ENDA Discrimination As We Know It + Surprise: Shooter Was Nuts + Not-So-Incredible Hulk + Just Jealous That You Can't Be Nick + MORE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 11.51.19 PMShe raises a couple of good points!

*widget boy cultureSWEDE HEART: Spectacular Blond Ambition World Tour footage!

*widget boy cultureNew anti-discrimination bill will benefit millions of LGBT people.

*widget boy cultureLA shooter was mentally ill, loved Hitler, hated black people.

*widget boy cultureScooter LaForge licenses some of his brilliance to Blondie. 

*widget boy cultureBlack people simply are not up to Hulk Hogan's standards.

*widget boy cultureVAST LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY: NY Times effs up Hillary story.

*widget boy cultureSome people think Biden would be a good Democratic candidate.

*widget boy cultureNew Jessica Six vid = “Down Low.”

*widget boy cultureReal-life “Alex Vause” dishes on Orange Is the New Black: “Total fiction.”

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas brags on his very good year to Billboard.

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 12.13.00 AMJealous much?

 
Jul 16 2015
Dyke-otomy: Lea & David Comments (0)

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Yes, Lea DeLaria is releasing an album of her cover versions of David Bowie songs. Weird and wonderful.