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After reading the book Orange is the New Black I don’t see this as bi-erasure. In the book Piper refers to herself as a lesbian. Even though she makes allusions to having relations with men before she met Larry she identifies as a lesbian. I actually think OITNB has a very accurate portrayal of sexuality. It is fluid, it is hard to define, and how we identify is more important than how people identify us. Additionally, for us people who fall somewhere in the middle of the Kinsey scale, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact label. And as Cal says, there is a problem in saying somebody has to be exactly anything. That in itself erases how complex and subtle sexuality really is. I am all about having more non-hetero and non-homo characters in the media but that includes characters who don’t identify themselves in ways that others would identify them especially if they are based on real people who are involved in the production of the show

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