Complex Character or Punching Bag: Sophia Burset and Transgender Representation

One of the most debated, celebrated, and critiqued characters on Orange is the New Black is Sophia Burset, a black, transgender woman played by the black, transgender activist and actress, Laverne Cox. Through her role as Sophia, Cox has become “the first transgender woman of color in a leading role on a mainstream scripted television... Continue Reading →

Netflix’s Diversity… Or Lack Thereof; An Analysis of Cancelled Shows on Netflix

In the past year, Netflix has canceled several of its more diverse original series, leaving audiences to question who the Netflix executives deem as worth of inclusion, as well as how those decisions are made. Among the shows canceled, two of the most diverse and beloved are Sense8 and The Get Down. The former, a... Continue Reading →

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