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The New 'OITNB' Premiere Date Was Finally Announced & It's Sooner Than You Think

After almost a year of waiting, Orange is the New Black has finally given fans what they want. Well, not exactly what they want, because that would be a surprise Netflix drop of the new season — but it's close. A new Facebook video posted Tuesday mor…
By Angelica Florio

Laverne Cox Has Apparently Found Love On Tinder

As the host of Lifetime's new reality competition show Glam Masters, Laverne Cox has some exciting things going on in her career. And it turns out that her love life is equally as exciting right now. On Access Live, Laverne Cox said she's in a relati…
By Caitlin Gallagher

This Star Almost Didn't Join 'OITNB' & It Would've Been A Huge Loss

By now, Orange Is The New Black is a veritable tour de force. It's one of Netflix's biggest (and earliest) hits, but it's also an inclusive, timely, and crucially important glimpse at what life in prison could be like for many real-life women. And it…
By Dana Getz

Why Alison Abdullah Can't Represent All Muslims On 'Orange Is The New Black'

The inmates on Orange Is The New Black all have complicated personal lives. For the past five seasons, viewers have met several complex, messy, fearless yet flawed women of Litchfield — and each season gives audiences a new opportunity to see themsel…
By Alexis Paige Williams

'OITNB' Star Jessica Pimentel Says Maria Has Nothing Left To Lose

In the years since fans were first introduced to Maria Ruiz on Orange Is The New Black, she's slowly shaken herself from the heartache of having to give up her child and channeled it into a fiery determination to persevere. In Season 4, she embraced …
By Dana Getz

'OITNB' Captured The Moment Every Black Woman Fears

Orange is the New Black Season 5 is one of the most intense seasons yet. And, amongst all the chaos of the riot and that ending, there's one scene I can't stop thinking about even weeks after the premiere. Janae Watson's flashback in OITNB Season 5 i…
By Christianna Wiggins

'OITNB's Danielle Brooks Paid Tribute To Philando Castile

On Friday evening, the verdict regarding Philando Castile's death was released. By now, you may have seen the news that Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges after fatally shooting Castile last summer while Castile's girlfriend, Diamond…
By Allie Gemmill

'OITNB' Season 5 Has An Ambiguous Ending

It's cliché to say that a show like Orange is the New Black had an explosive finale, except this time I mean it literally. Spoilers for Season 5 ahead. As a SWAT team descended upon our heroes, they linked hands and set off a stick of dynamite in an …
By Leah Thomas

If Women Ran The World It Would Look Like This...

Wonder Women presented 20 glorious minute of a world lead and defended by women, but unfortunately Themyscira is a fictional island. What would the real world look like with women in charge? The new season of Orange is the New Black, in which the inm…
By Leah Thomas

'OITNB' Season 5 Gives Insight Into Piscatella's Backstory

It was the name that pushed Red further into her violent confrontation with C.O. Piscatella. In Season 5, Orange Is The New Black added more details to the Desi Piscatella backstory. However, Piscatella was not the focal point of his own flashback. S…
By Samantha Atzeni

Jackie Cruz Isn't Giving In To Complacency

"The world is very scary right now," Jackie Cruz says sitting across from me at Milk Studios in New York City. The actor has just finished the photoshoot you see here, which means it was a morning of hair, makeup, a very cool Jackson Pollock-inspired…
By Lia Beck

Morello & Vinny Struggle In 'OITNB' Season 5

There aren't a lot of great fathers on Orange Is The New Black. Many prisoners have complicated, at best, relationships with their fathers and C.O. Bennett famously dropped off the face of the planet after realizing he couldn't handle being the fathe…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Mendoza Has A Hard 'OITNB' Season 5

The new season of Orange is the New Black takes place over the course of a three-day riot in Litchfield, and, while everyone else is fighting for their rights, Mendoza is fighting to get out and be with her son. SPOILERS FOR SEASON 5 AHEAD After hear…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Alex Gets Into Trouble On 'OITNB' Season 5

The end of Orange is the New Black Season 5 isn't the first time fans have been left wondering about Alex Vause's fate. Who can forget the end of Season 3 when it seemed like she may have died? SPOILERS FOR SEASON 5 AHEAD. And, now it's looking like …
By Samantha Atzeni

Daya Could Face Dire Consequences On 'OITNB'

Orange is the New Black Season 4 ended with Daya aiming a gun at CO Humphrey as the rest of the inmates cheered her on. There are SPOILERS ahead for Orange is the New Black Season 5, premiering on June 9. So what is the punishment for shooting a pris…
By Mallory Carra

Alex & Piper Could Get Their Happy Ending On 'OITNB'

There are SPOILERS ahead for Orange is the New Black Season 5, which premiered on June 9. In the fourth season, Alex and Piper reunited as a couple and they continue to be happy together during the Litchfield uprising, even playing house in the yard …
By Mallory Carra

Prisons Lack Tampons IRL, Just Like In 'OITNB'

Being able to go to the store and buy tampons and other feminine hygiene products is something we often take for granted. In Orange is the New Black Season 5, the difficulty of obtaining tampons is further explored. So in real life, do prisons provid…
By Mallory Carra

Taystee's 'OITNB' Storyline Is Just Getting Started

Orange is the New Black Season 5 is a banner performance for Danielle Brooks. This is truly her year, though thanks to a cliffhanger her character's fate on the show is left up in the air. Will Taystee be in Orange is the New Black Season 6? There's …
By Leah Thomas

These 'OITNB' Inmates Are In For A Rough Time

First of all, let's hear it for Frieda on Orange is the New Black. That is, of course, if you're cool with major Orange is the New Black Season 5 SPOILERS — seriously. Red's friend turned out to be one of the new season's real MVPs, though her secret…
By Leah Thomas

There's A Lot To Explore In 'OITNB' Season 5

If you're the type of person that likes to say that locations are "just like another character" in stories, then you have to be prepared for those inanimate characters to suffer the same fate as human characters. There are SPOILERS for Orange is the …
By Leah Thomas