Jamie Broadnax from Black Girl Nerds joins our Orange is the New Black podcast this week to chat about that highly emotional Season 4 finale. We had a great conversation about missed opportunities on the series, the lack of diversity in the OITNB writers’ room, and the potential danger of the nuance lent to white male aggressors on the show.
Recommended Reading For This Episode: In discussing the loss of Poussey (Samira Wiley), we addressed the issue of her crime and why the show may have chosen to juxtapose her death with Bailey’s (Alan Eisenberg) life. The two had a connection that was easy to miss, but that ultimately said volumes about our broken justice system. I broke down the heartbreaking comparison in detail, and you can read all about it here.
Also, if you’d like to check out more information on the Effie Brown and Matt Damon controversy that we chat about on the episode, click here.
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