watch orange is the new black's big boo talk fat and feminism

The indomitable Lea DeLaria talks body image, fame and being butch.

by i-D Staff
20 August 2015, 5:30am

"It's been my mission to turn cunt into a positive word," Lea Delaria opens in an interview "I actually started a little hashtag, #totescunt." Speaking with StyleLikeU, the 57 year old comedian and actress (you probably recognise her as Big Boo of OITNB) speaks frankly about coming out, dealing with emotions and breaking down stereotypes about butch women.

She also tells a few choice anecdotes from her incredible life, including working on an all-gay construction crew in San Francisco and becoming the first openly gay comic on television. The entire short film is essential viewing.

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