"Orange Is the New Black" is a comedic drama set in a women's prison that tells the story of engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable life with fiance Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture.
Series Fun Facts
- Big Boo has a dog in prison. Many US prisons have programs that allow inmates to foster and train dogs for discrete time periods. These programs have several benefits for both the inmates and…
[show]Big Boo has a dog in prison. Many US prisons have programs that allow inmates to foster and train dogs for discrete time periods. These programs have several benefits for both the inmates and the dogs. They help alleviate animal shelter overcrowding, reduce the number of dogs that have to be euthanized. They provide a basic level of training and socialization for the dogs, preparing them to become pets or to continue training to become assistance dogs. The programs also provide training for potential post-incarceration jobs in animal services fields, companionship, and therapeutic and mental health benefits.
- The elaborate tattoos that inmate Stella (Ruby Rose) has in the series are not makeup effects for her character, but actual tattoos that Ruby wears in real life.
- In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother.