At this Sunday’s SAG Awards, the OITNB team took home the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, but what was so great about this award is the fact the team emphasize the importance of diversity on-screen.
DeLaria is a s diverse as they get on the hollywood scene, but that is why we love her. Especially the way she represents our community.
Always stunning in suit, with her beautiful girlfriend by her side, DeLaria does not shy her queerness from the camera.
She is open and frank about who she is, and projects this with such confidence that we can’t help but smile.
In a past interview with the UK paper the Independent, she said about her style
“There is a ceiling that allows you to be a certain kind of gay. I’m not a lapdog cut person and I won’t tow the party line. People don’t want you to rock the boat. Even the modern queer movement have a problem with that. When you look like me, you want to act in a certain way.
There are two types of lesbians or dykes – the type that go to the Emmys wearing a tuxedo but don’t wear the bow tie, and those that do – the unapologetically butch.”
“Being butch is still a dirty little secret, but it’s how some of us are. We can’t forget where we came from. We need to put a positive face on it and it all comes from this international homophobia, that are only certain things are good; that you can’t be that type of lesbian.
It’s important for me to communicate that there’s nothing bad about being gay.”