Literary Litchfield was created two years ago today on January 4, 2014.
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Welcome to Literary Litchfield: Lezbehonest, Orange Is the New Black. This blog is “tapping on the glass of Litchfield’s fishbowl.” Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is the New Black, this Netflix series brings up political issues greater than what already lies on the surface. I was pleasantly surprised to find that several issues, specifically that of women in today’s patriarchy, sex v. gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ rights, were addressed in nearly every single episode.
If you are familiar with my other blog, Dissecting Dexter, you will see that this blog will be constructed in a similar fashion. I am still in the process of developing a weekly publishing schedule, but you can count on weekly articles. Unlike Dissecting Dexter, however, I will be focusing on specific issues discussed in the entirety of the series rather than treating each episode on its own. Since Netflix releases each season of OITNB all at once, it is safe to say that the majority of us will watch it all in one sitting, so there is no reason to worry about spoiler alerts. If you are worried, however, there will be a warning about which episodes are discussed in each article so you do not spoil anything for yourself.
I hope you are just as excited about this endeavor as I am. Happy reading!