Piper Chapman Taylor Schilling Piper Chapman played by Taylor Schilling is a woman who was sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary for helping her former girlfriend Alex Vause smuggle drug money in Europe several years before the first episode. The first season shows Piper’s journey through the prison system, beginning with her rough first week, during which she accidentally makes several enemies and struggles to adapt to life on the inside, as well as reuniting with Alex. In prison, she acquires several other nicknames throughout the series. Piper is assigned a bunk with Claudette, who treats her rudely at first, but eventually warms up to her. She works in the electrical shop at the prison and inadvertently takes a screwdriver from the tool crib and loses it. She is initially considered non-threatening by most of the other inmates. Although she does her best to have empathy and be helpful to others, she is often accused of being profoundly self-obsessed, and she only comes to realize that this might be true after being sent to prison. She becomes enemies with Tiffany after she ridiculed her religious beliefs, and ended up beating her severely after a failed attempt on her life at the end of the first season, knocking out all of her teeth.
Loosely based on the memoirs of Piper Kerman , the series follows her incarceration in a female prison. Starting as a something yuppie, Piper Chapman Taylor Schilling has it all: But it all collapses when Alex Vause Laura Prepon , a member of an international drug ring, is brought to trial. Alex was Piper’s college girlfriend, and Piper became an accomplice when she carried a suitcase full of money, once.
But while I’ve been grappling with Poussey’s death on OITNB for days, actor Alan Aisenberg — who plays her killer, C.O. Bayley— has known about it for months.
During her first lunch time she sits at the same table as Nicky, Lorna and Yoga Jones and starts to befriend them. Although Piper tries hard not to get on anyone’s bad side, she had a habit of saying the wrong things at the wrong time. Red , for instance, is the first person who suffers from her thoughtless words and in retaliation refuses to give Chapman any meals, as she is the head cook of the prison’s kitchen. As well as insulting the food in front of the head cook, on Piper’s first day in prison she discovers that Alex Vause , her ex, is in prison with her and that she would have to deal with the person responsible for her incarceration.
Although Alex wants to reconnect with her, Piper chooses to avoid her despite Alex sneaking her some food. Meanwhile, Piper finds a way to make it up to Red for insulting her food by creating a lotion to help with her back problems. Her counselor Healy soon takes an interest in Piper because she has a fiance and is upper-class, which leads him to think he can use her as a puppet.
During the prisoners council elections, she is chosen for a spot despite not even running for one, which makes Pennsatucky , a fanatic religious inmate who also ran for WAC , furious at her.
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According to Morelli , it was writing scenes for Piper and Alex that gave her clarity on her own sexuality. I realized I was gay in fall , one of my first days on the set. It wasn’t so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right? But on set, these small moments came into sharp relief, and I found myself answering to an endless stream of cast members who peppered me with questions like a gaggle of kindergartners curious about their new teacher.
Holy shit, am I gay?
Meet Poussey. Her name is not pronounced (Pussy) but (Poussey) and she is the supportive side kick to Taystee. Meet John Bennett. John is in love with a prisoner and the exact opposite of his other fellow co-workers. Leanne. Yoga Jones is all about yoga, but not really in S2 of OITNB. Meet Sister. Sister Ingalls is former Nun with a.
After busting out a gum-wrapper ring and proposing to Daya Dascha Polanco , who is both the mother of his unborn child and still serving her sentence for drug related charges, Bennett visits her also-incarcerated mom’s boyfriend, Cesar, in hopes of connecting and becoming one big happy family of women in prison and the men who love them. But still, he said, “I’ve had mixed feelings about it.
We’re sort of breaking the romanticized bubble of Daya and Bennett and actually delving into what is maybe the most realistic portrayal — something that can express the consequences of a relationship between a guard and inmate. But he’s not exactly winning any medals for bravery. At one point he jumps out of the way of an incoming grenade in order to save himself, whereas another soldier jumps on it, absorbing the blast.
He talks a little too big of a game, and I think he bites off more than he can chew. I already had people tweeting at me, screaming at me, ‘Why would you do this? You have to support your baby! If you watch the show and think of these relationships that happen between corrections officers and inmates, you might think of it a little differently now.
Sophia Burset[ edit ] Laverne Cox Sophia Burset played by Laverne Cox ; portrayed by M Lamar in flashbacks — A trans woman , formerly a firefighter named Marcus, Sophia is in prison for credit card fraud, which she used to finance her gender confirmation surgery. Her wife at the time, Crystal, had been supportive of her transition and even helped her during her adjustment period, but her young son, Michael, had difficulty with her transition and ultimately turned her into authorities.
In the prison, she works as a hairdresser and spends the first half of the first season railing against a reduction in her hormone dosage, which is stated to be over concerns about liver damage, but she is convinced it is discrimination in fact, it is hinted at being due to Figueroa’s embezzlement. She becomes a friend of Sister Jane, originally in an attempt to convince the nun to give her some of her hormones.
Orange Is the New Black (sometimes abbreviated to OITNB) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan for the streaming service Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (), about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal ed by Tilted Productions in association with.
Meet Alex Alex is carrying out her sentence for being a drug smuggler. Meet Red Red is currently serving time in Litchfield for an unknown crime and the former head of the kitchen. Meet Gloria Gloria is the head of the kitchen and a hardcore lady that takes bullshit from no one. Meet Lorna Morello Lorna is planning the imaginary wedding of her dreams while serving time in prison.
Meet Crazy Eyes Suzanne just wants to be loved and taken seriously but struggles to do so while serving time. Meet Poussey Her name is not pronounced Pussy but Poussey and she is the supportive side kick to Taystee. Black Cindy is serving time for fucking with the TSA!?
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Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan that airs on is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, about her experiences in a women’s prison. The series’ protagonist is Piper Chapman, a woman sentenced to 15 months in a woman’s federal prison for her part in a drug smuggling operation ten .
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