Girl Sh-t Is the Best Sh-t OITNB edition: Beyoncé!
Netflix’ Original Series Orange is the New Black is back for Season 2 on June 6. Did you check out Season 1? The New York Times called it “smart, salty, and outrageous”. It’s a showcase for women. It’s funny and disturbing. It challenges …everything – conventional depiction of female relationships, sexual conventions, the institutionalised injustice within the American penal system, and, at times, our increasing appetite (some would say preference) for violence over intimacy. Here’s a synopsis if you’re not familiar:
Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
So, in addition to all the themes above, basically, it’s Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t… ALL THE TIME. Which gives me an excuse to do a Girl Sh-t retrospective to get you in the mood. Our OITNB real life Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t 4 part editorial series will revisit some of the best moments from the last few years. There’s also an amazing contest and the details are below.
First up: Beyoncé. Vintage Beyoncé. Destiny’s Child Beyoncé. Beyoncé before she turned herself into a robot. This Beyoncé still lives, buried underneath a lot of hairspray and millions of dollars. Don’t you want her back? Don’t you miss this cough?
And don’t you miss this cut-eye? She’s so good she can do it in slow-motion in real time:
Now about this contest…
How about you and a guest on a flight to San Francisco this summer? Two nights’ accommodation at a slick downtown hotel. Tickets to a tour of Alcatraz. And $500 spending cash. Sound like a plan?
If you’d like a chance to enter to win, click here to jump to the contest page. Once there, fill in your name, email address, and province. Then, take to Twitter and tweet what you would choose as your prison tattoo (or better yet, a picture of the one you have!) using the hashtag #OITNBPrisonTattoo. Example: @Netflix_CA My Orange is the New Black prison tattoo would be a Squawking Chicken, of course #OITNBPrisonTattoo. Then paste the resulting URL from your twitter feed into the form below the province field and submit your entry!
Chances of winning will depend on number of entries submitted during the contest period, which runs until midnight Pacific Time on June 30th, 2014. Full contest rules and eligibility are here.
Good luck, watch Orange is the New Black, and come back for the next Girl Sh-t installment next week (or submit your nomination for a Girl Sh-t look-back)!