Brittani’s Video Party: Taye Diggs Puts a Rainbow On It

Greetings. This is Brittani’s Video Party, where I bring some of the “best” videos from all over my internet together so we can clap, cry or deconstruct. Have you ever gotten to a video and it already has 33 million views and you wonder where the heck have you been? Well I’m here to help you so that you see it when it only has 32 million views. Aim low, world. Aim low.

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Put a Rainbow On It is taking people to task for going all rainbow everything but not backing that up with any actions. If you didn’t gather from the title, it’s spoofing the popular Portlandia sketch, “Put a Bird On It“. The video aims to illuminate a few common contradictions about safe spaces and open up dialogue about what makes something a queer issue.

 

Jonny McGovern has released the video for “Gayest of All Time” just in time for Pride Season. It’s fun, the song is catchy, and it’s super gay. What else could you want from a music video? Oh right, dancing Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard. Erickatoure Aviance, Linda James, and more of your favorite personalities from the Gay Pimpin’ Podcast make appearances in the video as well.

 

Oh, I’m sorry Netflix. Did you want to keep releasing amazing shows that I can watch at my leisure? Please, go ahead. July 11th, thirteen episodes of Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black will be available for consumption. The show, from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of a year spent in prison. This show is pretty much all ladies. There are a bunch of women of color. There’s even some gay stuff. I’m addicted already.

 

I guess I’ll try to counterbalance the fact that for a show to have a notable amount of characters of color, it has to be set in prison with this hilarious video of Taye Diggs ruining hip hop. The Broadway, television, and film star pokes fun at himself (and the expectations of black males in the entertainment industry) with this comedy short. I think this is reason enough to make a spin-off about the rap career of his character from Malibu’s Most Wanted. But that’s just me. Word ‘em up.


If you have a video you think everyone should see, tweet it to @bishilarious for consideration. And of course feel free to post your favorite videos from the week below.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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    I love Netflix, but I was beginning to feel like it wasn’t getting enough good material on there as I’m starting to watch a couple shows over again and I find myself viewing documentaries I only have a little bit of interest in. I took this as a sign that I needed a life outside of Netflix, but you just renewed my faith that I am, in fact, doing just fine if I can make it through July 11th.

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      i think i’ve started and not finished approximately 25 documentaries on netflix
      i am interested in this show though it looks cute, i almost forgot taryn manning existed

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    Okay I am really gay and this never happens, but for some reason I find Taye Diggs so incredibly fucking attractive in that video. I just want to throw my boxer briefs at him.

    ahem. also with the rainbow one, my sister posted that on my facebook wall and I was like…yep.

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    Orange is the New Black seems like it’ll be really good though it brings up all of my ragey feelings about our “justice” system. While I think most of our prison sentences are ridiculously long and 15 months is an appropriate amount of time to serve for money laundering and drug trafficking, it pisses me off to know that had she’d been a black male this would have been a book about her 15 years in prison instead of 15 months.

    Also that Taye Diggs video is HILARIOUS.

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      Actually, Piper Kerman made that point in her book, along with some really on point criticism of the current justice system. I don’t know how much of that will come out in the show, but the book was very cognizant of her privilege, and the failings/prejudice within the system.

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