Fans of Orange is the New Black, get ready, because your world is about to be rocked. Two of our favourites, Samira Wiley (aka: Poussey Washington) and Laverne Cox (aka: Sophia Burset) will be taking the stage on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle in the very near future.
A few days ago, Cox tagged Wiley in a delightful Instagram post, playfully taunting her friend for the battle to come.
I hope you’re ready @whododatlikedat. Just had an amazing rehearsal with the incredible dancers of @spikelsb. You better bring it. The battle is on.”
Samira, of course, is nothing but good vibes and enthusiasm. She’s clearly going to bring the major musical skills she showed time and time again in OITNB, and on her snapchat.
See you soon @lavernecox!!!”
If we’re being totally honest, we think that Laverne Cox probably has the edge as she’s been working on her sweet sweet moves for the Rocky Horror Picture Showreboot.
In comparison, Wiley is set to appear in an arc on FXX comedy You’re the Worst as a therapist. Acting as a therapist probably has not prepared Wiley for the rigours of a heated lip sync battle nearly as much as the acrobatic antics of Dr. Frankenfurter have prepared Cox.
Whatever the outcome, this promises to be the absolute best Lip Sync Battle of all time.
Not only because these are two talented performers on our screens, but it’s also just great to see trans and queer women represented like this.
Because, yes, queer and trans people of colour deserve to see themselves in mainstream media, and not just when we’re telling important, but sad, stories.