The Gospel of “Orange is the New Black”

Check out my latest post over at On Pop Theology, in which I talk about LGBT issues, Christianity, and the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” And don’t forget that The Prague BLOG has the latest updates about my adventures in Europe.

OITNB3I recently finished watching the first season of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black. The hilarious, steamy, and poignant show tells the story of Piper Chapman, a woman who goes to prison because she helped her girlfriend carry drug money several years prior. OITNB is worth checking out for a number of reasons, one of which is that the show has a great sense of humor. The cast of characters Piper meets (and becomes friends and foes with) is diverse, fascinating, and hysterical. The show can also be quite serious at times, and it touches on a number of tough social issues – America’s severely flawed criminal justice system, addiction and substance abuse, sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, abortion. Religion, and the bigotry that can come with it, is also on the list of topics the show sets out to investigate.

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