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Orange is the new Black is an American comedy-drama on Netflix which was released in 2013. The seven-season-long show is based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name. The series showcases the hardships of life in prison and spotlights, among other things, taboos associated with being convicted, illegal immigration, racism, and harassment. Here are a few interesting facts about this great show that you probably didn't know about.
1. The title sequence consists of close-ups of the faces of real former inmates, including a quick shot of Piper Kerman. You can identify Kerman from her blue eyes.
2. A hacker leaked a few of Season 5 episodes even before its official release. Though the hacker demanded a ransom from Netflix with a threat to leak all the episodes of that season, Netflix did not respond, due to which 10 out of 13 episodes got leaked.
3. Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Kerman, injured herself during the filming of an intimate scene. While taking her shirt off, the prison name-tag caught on the side of her mouth, giving her a small cut. The shoot was halted for an hour to make sure the injury wasn’t severe.
4. This is the only show on TV to receive Emmy nominations for the Best Comedy Series in 2014 and the Best Drama Series in 2015. This was because of a change in the Emmy Awards rule stating that all shows running longer than 30 minutes per episode must be classified as dramas.
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