watch lea delaria talk fat, feminism, and the c-word

The indomitable Big Boo gets totally real in this compelling video.

by i-D Staff and Isabelle Hellyer
20 August 2015, 3:07pm

"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," she adds. Speaking with StyleLikeU, the 57 year-old comedian and actor (you probably recognize 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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