When I’m trying to convince people to watch OITNB
Prison is fucking funny. Please stop glamorizing shit that isn’t cool. Meth dealers, Hard core biker gangs, Prison, just stop this shit. Why the hell do you think so many kids end up in jail.. BECAUSE WE SHOW THEM BULLSHIT PRISONS!!!
My question for you is have you seen the show?
OINTB is a comedic and entertaining show. It has funny one-liners and quirky characters yes, but that is not the core of the show. I’d encourage anyone to watch the show not because it is funny but because of the integrity of the characters and the depth of stories involved. The show is partially based off of the experiences of Piper Kerman’s book about her time in prison and her story. The show itself highlights individual characters with relatable back stories, and shows that inmates in prison are not defined by their crimes. They had lives before prison and they will have lives whether or not they stay in prison- why? Because they are people. It doesn’t glamorize anything or trivialize what happens in real prisons. Plot lines in the show discuss issues such as racism, sexism, sexual violence, transgender rights, corruption and exploitation… and much more. Last, but definitely not least the cast is phenomenal diverse group of women; each one adds something different and unique.
It’s an amazing show, watch it and give it a chance before you say something like that. It will surprise you.
I love this show! I find it funny! and when I first started watching I binged watched the whole thing in 2 days and by the end of it, I was so fucking anxiety ridden at the thought of being in that situation. After every episode I had to compose myself and take a minute to remember that I am not in that situation. This show does not make you feel like prison is fun or glamorous, it freaks you out, but it’s still fucking funny!