The ladies wear “court-ordered granny panties” under their costumes on set.Netflix
Taryn Manning told Vanity Fair that the authenticity of the prison panties allow the actors to get into character. She also said the sports bra-like bras flatten their chests, giving them a “uni-boob.” Hawt.
The RL Norma is not only NOT mute, she’s a badass musician.
Sophia’s pre-transition name is Laverne Cox’s real-life brother’s name, Marcus.Netflix
That’s because Laverne’s twin bro, M. Lamar, plays Marcus on the show. So much slay in those genes.
The episode title is said in each episode.Netflix
Our fave example above.
In season 3, Aleida’s kids are playing “Polite Dinner Party 6” before Cesar pulls a gun on Emiliano (Aleida’s son) during dinner.Netflix
All because Emiliano didn’t have proper table manners, rejecting soggy fries. Tragic irony.
There’s a recurring eggplant joke.
If you thought the eggplant joke sounded familiar, congrats, you’re not crazy. It has been told by Red, Nicky, and Cesar in different situations. We’re not completely sure of the joke’s entirety, but a certain reddit user out there has a theory.
Pornstache is actually hot IRL.
Just look at Pablo Schreiber in all his glory. We know, seems unfathomable since Mendez makes you hurt on the inside, but it’s true. And his creepy mustache was obviously fake.
OITNB loves The Fault in Our Stars.Netflix
You’ve probably seen Sister Jane Ingalls as a nun before.
That’s because actress Beth Fowler played a choir nun in Sister Act and Sister Act 2.
This isn’t the first time Red (Kate Mulgrew) was Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) superior.Netflix
The two worked together from 2009 to 2010 on NBC’s drama Mercy. Kate played Taylor’s mom.
The opening credits feature the faces of real, former inmates.
Piper Kerman, who wrote the book on which the series is based, is included.
11 Interesting Orange Is the New Black Facts You Need to Know
Ignorance is a prison, people.