Hey ladies, did you know that it’s impossible to be both physically attractive and good at your job at the same time? No? Neither did the cast of Orange Is the New Black. Good thing this Brazilian reporter is here to school them.
CQC, which has a reputation for trying to be “funny,” sent reporter Rafael Cortez to a junket to interview Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Samira Wiley. Because of the nature of the show, we assume his questions were meant to be humorous, but we’re really over blatant sexism disguised as humor.
First he asked Aduba, “Don’t you think that in the series, you really need a guy inside the prison with you, doing things that just one guy can be able to do?… I’m talking about guys, men. Want to see my muscles?”
“No,” she answered flatly.
Then he asked Lyonne and Wiley if it was hard to act because they are beautiful women.
“What, because of how beautiful we are?” Wiley responded.
“Sometimes, on those days, you start to be angry, to be furious, you keep fighting with each other — on those days, is it hard sometimes?” Cortez asked.
Lyonne had enough. “I feel like it’s accidentally maybe a little bit misoginistic, because it’s like ‘You’re so beautiful! What’s it like having to do all that acting?’ I can’t tell if that’s the question, but if it is it’s insane,” she said.
“Despite the great beauty on the show, everybody is, you know, professional and talented and very capable, so I don’t think that anybody’s thinking about anything as meaningless as their beauty when they’re at work, or certainly at this show.”
The whole line of questioning is so ridiculous that it totally has a Between Two Ferns feel, but apparently, the show isn’t a satire. So awful.