This summer I was on my way to see a friend’s band when Regina Spektor
’s voice pierced my ears. It was coming from a ground-floor flat: “Yooouu’ve got tiiiiiiiiiime!” "Orange Is New Black," via title credits, leapt from my laptop to my city street. I’ve never heard a web series broadcast so publicly. Netflix’s drama has touched a nerve, no doubt. It’s sparked some discussion about women in prison, and the racist injustices, if not the operations, of the prison industrial complex. But more than anything else its popularity demonstrates widespread desire for television dramas about people other than white, straight men (they’re not all "Breaking Bad
"). But while "Orange Is The New Black
" is significant, it wasn’t the only web series about queer women this summer. There's been a steady release of indies in comedy, drama and even horror featuring love between ladies.