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So I have to admit, I could not stop watching Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) on Netflix. The characters and plot are so intriguing, and some of the content made me think of mental health stigma or diagnosis.
Mainly, The character Suzanne Warren, aka Crazy Eyes. She was often ridiculed among her peers for talking to herself, and displaying behavior that was not commonly accepted. Although the show does not disclose a formal diagnosis, I was moved by the authenticity of the characters.
It was great to see at a later point, that Crazy Eyes had a gift for writing and poetry. The other inmates came to realize her gifts and appreciate her for who she was as a person.
Beyond Crazy Eyes, a lot of the characters are shown as a complete picture, and it makes me pause to remember what people may have gone through in their own life. I applaud the show for “going there” and in some ways, bringing awareness about topics in relevant, modern media. Even though the show may not always have inclusive language or depictions, I still award this my BEST for bringing various topics and situations to life!
Does anyone else have an opinion about the show?
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