Locked up! Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and extra Hollywood stars skyrocketed even additional into the highlight due to Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
The jail drama debuted on the streaming platform in July 2013 and rapidly turned a fan-favorite. Primarily based on Piper Kerman’s 2010 memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Yr in a Girls’s Jail, the collection follows PR exec Piper Chapman (Schilling) as she adjusts to life in a minimum-security ladies’s jail in Connecticut. Whereas doing time, Piper reconnects together with her previous flame Alex Vause (Prepon), whose drug trafficking previous put Piper behind bars.
With seven seasons between 2013 and 2019, the Jenji Kohan-created present is one among Netflix’s longest-running authentic collection to this point. Through the years, Orange Is the New Black earned 21 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, together with Excellent Casting for a Comedy Sequence. The ensemble — which incorporates Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne — earned three SAG Awards as a bunch from 2015 to 2017.
Orange Is the New Black left behind an enormous legacy after portraying feminine characters with depth and giving room for LGBTQ romances to develop onscreen. Earlier than season 7 aired in 2019, Schilling instructed Leisure Weekly her largest hope was that “individuals really feel seen, and that there’s a mirrored image within the collection of what has been occurring to the cultural collective.”
Cox, for her half, was grateful for the genuine illustration of life as a trans girl. Her character, Sophia Burset, ends the collection by being launched from jail and following her desires of turning into a hairstylist.
“I assumed, ‘What can it imply for audiences to see this and for a Black trans girl who’s previously incarcerated to get out of jail and win?’ We have to see that,” Cox recalled in an August 2020 interview with TV Insider. “The trans individuals in actual life have to see it. Non-trans individuals in actual life have to see that. I all the time take into consideration the primary time we noticed a Black president was on tv, [in] 24 and possibly different reveals, earlier than it occurred in actual life. I believe generally, if we will see it on display screen, then we will start to think about it. That’s what Sophia’s evolution and her ending on Orange Is the New Black means for me.”
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