Sunday, May 26, 2024

Monica Lewinsky Blogs For Vanity Fair About “Orange Is the New Black”


You have to hand it to Vanity Fair. They’ve found a great traffic baiter for their website: Monica Lewinsky. She’s apparently become a full time blogger for (Isn’t this a bit of a swipe at the Clintons? Now she’ll never go away!)

Her first essay is on “Orange is the New Black.”

On occasion it crosses my mind that I too was once threatened with being locked up—by prosecutors involved in the investigation of 1998. (Oh, that pesky investigation.) At one point during intense negotiation, one of the lawyers defending me said, in confidence, “You better think carefully on this, Monica, or you’ll find yourself in an orange jumpsuit.”

“Orange,” I remarked, “is not my color.” (Don’t ever let it be said I am without gallows humor.)

The whole piece is at


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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