Taystee & Poussey fans rejoice!
*Major OITNB and Black Mirror Spoiler Alert*
Netflix has been killing the game with its original and acquired content (Cannes 2017 is going-on right now and at the time of this post, they may have acquired a "hundred-thousand-trillion" more gems!), lately! Their content is dominating the word-of-mouth mill these days and they're surely taking advantage of it with their promo material!
Recently, Netflix dropped a promotional short film that features a fusion between its two hit series, Orange Is The New Black and Black Mirror, per IndieWire. The tragic death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) washed over homes across the nation with a sea of conflicting emotions. However, in a brilliant mash-up honoring the "San Junipero" episode of the UK series Black Mirror , Taystee (Danielle Brooks) reunites with her bestie in the heaven-esque world from the episode.
The short film is a nod to the "San Junipero" characters Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis). The episode follows Kelly and York who meet in an 80s world that we soon realize is a virtual reality simulation for the elderly and deceased who wish to travel back to the eras of their youth. The episode breaks molds and centers on two elderly women, showcasing their love story. In the mash-up homage, Wiley and Brooks shine in their nostalgic wardrobe, giving us 80s realness.
"It's a whole hell of a lot better than the sh*t we used to have a Litchfield," says Poussey about the fantastical San Junipero, as Belinda Carlisle's Heaven is a Place on Earth croons in the background
The mash-up works on so many levels given the complicated-but-loving relationship between Taystee and Poussey, as well as the heart-tugging loss of Poussey to police brutality in prison. Love it!!
Orange is the New Black Season 5 premieres Friday, June 9 on Netflix.