Friday, January 29, 2016

Femslash Friday: Taystee/Poussey*

Poussey (Samira Wiley) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks), together, are legit everything on Orange is the New Black (OITNB).  

Now, realize what this means, for a lesbian to say about a show on which Ruby Rose is also a recurring cast member. Poussey is a butch lesbian, which as discussed last week, is super rare (and super hot) in TV/film. They are, together, funny, witty, and (mostly) sweet. At times, their relationship and their individual stories are completely and utterly heartbreaking. Like, Poussey watching Taystee leave prison, from the window.  My heart.

And, rather than either character playing Sassy Black BFF to a white protagonist, they get to be BFFS with each other!  Is there a Bechdel Test for race? Of course there is.

(Although, of course, we all know they're totes girlfriends):

Why Mackenzie, I do so love this ship.

*Couldn't resist. Sorry not sorry.

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