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VIDEO: Lea DeLaria Asks 'What's Not To Love?' In Body-Positive Video

Lea DeLaria made history with her 1993 appearance on THE ARNESIO HALL SHOW as the first openly gay comic on the late-night circuit. Her big Broadway splash came five years later in ON THE TOWN, which was followed by starring roles in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and the Encore's revival of LI'L ABNER.

But to much of the country, she's now primarily known as Big Boo in the Netflix series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Using her fame to help promote body acceptance and positive attitudes towards physical appearance, DeLaria shot this wonderfully touching and humorous video for StyleLikeU, described as a mother-daughter team leading a movement that empowers people to accept and express their true selves.

Some may be put off by her language, but it's all done with love and acceptance.

From Lea DeLaria on Facebook: LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional "hey it's you" to not being able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.??Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition. ??Prior to her success on Orange she was seen in countless TV series (AWKWARD, CALIFORNIACATION, THE ONLONGS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, LAW AND ORDER SVU, WILL AND GRACE, FRIENDS to name a few), and movies (FIRST WIVES CLUB, DEAR DUMB DIARY, EDGE OF SEVENTEEN), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim. ??Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in ON THE TOWN which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in THE ROCK HORROR SHOW. ??If that's not enough, Lea has five, records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book "LEA'S BOOK OF RULES FOR THE WORLD is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Follow Lea on Twitter and Instagram @realleadelaria and Facebook. ?


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