Orange Is the New Black: A Tittin’ And A Hairin’
June 20, 2015 1:11 PM - Season 3, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Pennsatucky, Piper, Suzanne, and Lorna get closer with their new admirers. Tensions between Sophia and Gloria, and Alex and Lolly escalate.
posted by schnee (10 comments total)
My heart just broke all over the place for Pennsatucky.
posted by slmorri at 8:27 PM on June 20, 2015 [9 favorites]

Yeah, I had a bit of a cry after this episode.
posted by Pendragon at 2:11 AM on June 21, 2015

That poor girl has never had a chance to learn anything or been shown much kindness. I'm so glad she has Big Boo's friendship. Boo is not only protective but capable of helping her learn and grow.
posted by orange swan at 6:04 PM on June 21, 2015 [4 favorites]

I hate what happened to Doggett (rape as entertainment is something I'm having a REALLY hard time with lately), but I really like the friendship that's developed between her and Boo.
posted by palomar at 10:43 AM on June 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

Yeah, wow, I know that television doesn't really come with trigger warnings (and I'm not really a big stickler for them in general) but damn did I wish that this particular episode had some kind of warning at the start. Those scenes were pretty graphic, and they made me weep.

I really liked the parallels they drew between 'Tucky and Boo in this episode. I do think that the way they styled the young 'Tucky (both her clothing and her makeup/hair) was weird, though. I would have expected her to look more like this or this or maybe even this when she was a teenager.
posted by sockermom at 1:28 PM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

I was so impressed by Tucky's dead eyes that I Google'd how to do that. I know that expression. This is a horrible comparison but when I was taking my pet rabbit to the vet, a dog started barking, and she just froze, pretending she was dead. How did she do that??
posted by kat518 at 8:57 AM on June 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Kat18 I believe that's dissociation.

Imagine you are going through something painful but necessary -- laser tattoo removal, chemo, etc. -- and you just close your eyes and repeat to yourself, "it'll be over soon. Don't think about it. Don't struggle because it'll hurt worse and take longer."

Now do that with your eyes open, staring into space. It's how many, many people cope with trauma and is often learned when we are still children.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:36 AM on July 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

Just saw this last night and have a lot of the same feelings as Palomar about rape as entertainment. I'm not sure at all what I think of this episode as I've found the season somewhat lackluster so far. This just came out if left field for a total gut punch.
posted by amanda at 12:37 PM on July 1, 2015

I came back here because I saw this article and thought it was relevant - it's about how somehow TV seems rapey-er than ever but it's rarely about the survivors, unlike this episode. I'm familiar with dissociation but I don't know how to go there intentionally, which made me feel impressed by Taryn Manning's performance.
posted by kat518 at 7:57 AM on July 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Super late to the party.

Taryn Manning reminds me a lot of the young Robert Blake in terms of talent and energy ... and if you've ever seen the original film version of "In Cold Blood" you may know what I am talking about. I'm glad I scanned this post before I watched the episode ... it might have been overwhelming otherwise.

Love how Big Boo showed 'Tucky that she didn't have to take it any more. Scared that boiled frog right out of the pot (although I lost it when Tucky tearfully asked her to stop). I am reading "Stone Butch Blues" right now and there is some thematic overlap.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 2:23 PM on November 13, 2015

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