orange is the new black

Laverne Cox Opened Up About The Importance Of Allyship, Especially With Romantic Partners

Laverne Cox knows that she's a role model for people of all gender identities. And in a new set of interviews with Vulture and Self, Cox emphasized that allyship is key for transgender equality. Tying into that, Cox talked about her boyfriend, as…
By Meghan DeMaria

'Orange Is The New Black' Is Officially Ending After Season 7

The Twitter accounts for Netflix originals are frequent sources of memes and joy — but sometimes they break news about themselves, too. On October 17, it was announced that Orange Is The New Black Season 7 will be the series' last in a heartfelt…
By Sophy Ziss

The Backlash To Ruby Rose's Batwoman Casting Was So Bad, It Might Have Driven Her Off Twitter

It feels like just a week ago the internet was rejoicing at the casting of an actor who identifies as LGBTQ for the role of the gay superhero, Batwoman, but now the backlash to Ruby Rose playing Batwoman has reportedly caused the actor to leave…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Sophia Made The Right Choice In 'OITNB' Season 6, But The Consequences Could Be Dire

A lot has changed since the earlier seasons of Orange Is The New Black, where there was a garden club, the inmates sewed and smuggled panties, and of course, Sophia helmed Litchfield's hair salon, helping inmates feel beautiful despite their…
By Kayla Blanton

This One 'OITNB' Season 6 Storyline Says So Much About The Prison System

The consequences of the Litchfield riot on Orange Is The New Black unfold throughout Season 6, some more serious than others. And not all of them are about the inmates. For example, Corrections Officer McCullough's PTSD on Orange Is The New Black is…
By Leah Thomas

This Heartbreaking 'OITNB' Scene Is The Perfect Distillation Of The Show's Message

Spoilers ahead for Season 6 of Orange Is the New Black. In one of the final episodes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black, Piper (Taylor Schilling) turns to Taystee (Danielle Brooks) while the two are sitting in the prison hair salon and…
By Shannon Carlin

This 'OITNB' Star Wants To Do For Queer Latinx People What Ellen DeGeneres Did For Her

Spoilers for Season 6 of Orange Is the New Black. Twenty years ago, Ellen DeGeneres came out to the world on her TV show, inspiring a teenage Vicci Martinez to do the same. "A couple of weeks after she came out," Martinez tells me over the phone, "I…
By Shannon Carlin

Here's Precisely How Long Piper's Been In Prison On 'OITNB'

Spoilers for Orange Is The New Black Season 6 ahead. One major storyline on Orange is the New Black has come to a close this season, though it still raises a lot of questions. The entire series began following Piper Chapman from the beginning of her…
By Leah Thomas

'OITNB' Season 6 Is Finally Catching Up To The Real Piper's Memoir Timeline

Spoilers ahead for Orange Is The New Black Season 6. While Piper Chapman is the protagonist of Orange is the New Black and based on the real person who wrote the memoir of the (almost) same name, the satirical Netflix show has deviated in many ways…
By Leah Thomas

Aleida's New Job On 'Orange Is The New Black' Is A Slippery Slope Back Into Crime

Only one of Litchfield's inmates have really been able to show Orange Is The New Black viewers what life could be like after release from prison, and apparently for her, it involves a lot of soliciting. Aleida has been trying to find ways of making…
By Taylor Maple

Taystee's Trial In 'OITNB' Season 6 Will Make You Want To Riot All Over Again

Season 5 of Orange Is The New Black ends with the death of C.O. Piscatella, and Season 6 begins with an investigation into who is to blame. Among the many suspects is Taystee, who used the Litchfield riot to try and fight for prisoners' rights and…
By Jack O'Keeffe

How 'OITNB' Season 6 Gets Real About Trump's Immigration Policies

The characters of Orange Is The New Black have been under the thumb of the Management & Correction Corporation since Season 3, but Season 6 brings forth a shake-up in Litchfield's corporate benefactors. By the end of Season 6, Litchfield is no…
By Jack O'Keeffe

How Big Boo Gets The Last Laugh In 'OITNB' Season 6

New prison. New inmates. New conflict. A whole new season of Orange Is The New Black is out and there are some massive changes in the lives of the former Litchfield inmates, who are still reeling from the prison riot last season. But not every…
By Jordan Lauf

Why Everyone Should Just Be Happy For Morello In 'OITNB' Season 6 — Maybe

Lorna Morello has always been Litchfield's bubbly ray of sunshine. Even way back in Season 1 of Orange Is The New Black, she was gossiping, doing makeup, and dreaming of romance in a way that was a direct contrast to the prison doom and gloom around…
By Taylor Maple

11 Ways You Can Actually Help Women In Prison, Because It's Nothing Like It Is On TV

Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black is upon us, and by now, faithful viewers know to expect the horrors the show's characters endure on a day-to-day basis in a women's prison, though that doesn't make them any less disturbing. Between abusive prison…
By Taylor Maple

Piper Has A Sneaky New Nemesis In 'OITNB' Season 6

Orange Is The New Black Season 6 drops the show’s cast in a new setting — Litchfield Max Security Prison — and one character gives the beloved cast a fairly unfriendly welcome. Madison “Badison” Murphy is a Boston-born prisoner who quickly…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Maritza's Prison Life Changes SO MUCH In 'OITNB' Season 6

Name a more iconic duo than Flaca and Maritza from Orange is the New Black. I’ll wait. Whether it’s going viral with prison riot makeup tutorials or just having each other’s back throughout all of the chaos, Flaca and Maritza are true BFF goals at…
By Jordan Lauf

Here's How Daddy's Past Haunts Her Time In Litchfield In 'OITNB' Season 6

The inmate known as "Daddy" is one of the newest additions to Orange Is The New Black's crew of Litchfield characters, and it's clear that she didn't leave their life of crime behind once they started serving time. She's one of the main players this…
By Taylor Maple

This Former Child Star Makes A Fearsome Comeback In 'OITNB' Season 6

After the intense prison riots that overtook Litchfield Penitentiary for the entirety of Season 5, Season 6 promises a change of scenery and social climate, which means some new faces. One of those new faces is an inmate named Barb, who is in…
By Kayla Blanton

Why Litchfield's New Boss In 'OITNB' Season 6 Is Downright Terrifying

Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black is a whole new ballgame seeing as the riots are over and some of your favorite inmates have been shipped to prisons across the country. (Sob.) Others are in Litchfield’s maximum-security prison, aka “Max,” thrown…
By Lindsay Denninger