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The DeLaria effect

THE ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK STAR OPENS UP TO ROXY BOURDILLON ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD AND HOOKING UP WITH MILLENNIALS

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When Lea DeLaria read the script for Big Boo’s backstory episode, she called writer Lauren Morelli immediately. “I teared up, which is un-butch-like I know, but I’m also Italian. I said to her, ‘I feel like you’ve read my diary’.” We’re speaking long-distance, Lea squeezing me into her packed LA schedule in between wrapping a movie and strutting her stuff for the DIVA photoshoot, me in a slightly less showbiz village in northern England, chin-wagging with Lea before I take out the bins.

If you want to know what the actress, singer and bonafide dykon is like in real life, just imagine Boo (the part was created for her) but at her most charming and rocking a slick suit.

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She’s the self-confessed poster child of Pride, so who better to front this special issue than the one and only Lea DeLaria? In an exclusive interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, the Orange Is The New Black star talks about Big Boo, bedding millennials, and reveals why she doesn’t go for other butches. If you’re a modern girl, check out our digital issue and enjoy bonus content including extra special snaps from our LA photoshoot. Also in this issue…. From terrified teen to published author: Lucy Sutcliffe’s book is changing lives – including hers Lost On You: Carrie Lyell falls under singer songwriter LP’s spell Body warriors: Queer people say bin your beauty standards Phyll Opoku-Gyimah on the origins of UK Black Pride Now you see me: Why having a boyfriend doesn’t make me straight This Is Your Pride: 10 lez/bi women share their stories DIVA does Dinah Shore Let’s beat loneliness: we need to do more for our LGBT elders PLUS Travel, family and much much more!
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