NO SPOILERS HERE, only praise for the hottest show on Netflix. OITNB is a show pushing people out of their comfort zones, challenging societal judgements - so thanks for that & thanks for entertaining the crap out of me :)
My favorite part of the show is how well they paint the pictures of these women. Yes, they are locked up. Yes, that makes them criminals. But this show tells the stories of how they got there. CONTEXT is so important. CONTEXT IS LIFE!
I believe this so strongly that I will say it again, CONTEXT IS THE STUFF OF LIFE!! And seeing anyone as simply an inmate is not cool. No person is just one note, no person falls under just one title. OITNB does an amazing job reminding me that lesson applies to EVERYONE. Not just your friend who is a hardcore activist but also loves Doritos and drives a 99' Branco, or your uncle who is a priest but also loves shooting guns and drinking whiskey. Even criminals have a backstory, they all have their own plot lines, they are just as much a product of their environment as you are. Try with all of your might to remember that everyday, with each new person you interact with. Hold off judgement because you all not all knowing.
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Oh shit I have to say this one thing, final episode when the chubby guard tells off the nuns and expresses his feelings about Catholic I was dying. I identified very strongly to say the least haha. "Professional humiliators!" haha.