History Series / OrangeIsTheNewBlack

8th Jun '18 5:44:57 PM gaimanite.pkat
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** It's unclear if Suzanne is mentally ill, developmentally disabled or some combination of both. Her behavior and perception of the world are often childlike, but she also demonstrates certain savant qualities (like quoting obscure Shakespeare from memory).

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** It's unclear if Suzanne is mentally ill, developmentally disabled or some combination of both. Her behavior and perception of the world are often childlike, but she also demonstrates certain savant qualities (like quoting obscure Shakespeare from memory). Counselor Berdie tells Healy that Suzanne is "functioning at the level of a six-year-old".
9th Apr '18 10:28:40 PM Twiddler
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* {{Transsexual}}: Sophia is considered by many to be a groundbreaking example, both for being a sympathetic portrayal of a trans woman, as well as being a rare example of a trans woman played ''by'' a trans woman.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Sophia is considered by many to be a groundbreaking example, both for being a sympathetic portrayal of a trans woman, as well as being a rare example of a trans woman played ''by'' a trans woman.
6th Mar '18 4:29:54 PM fruitstripegum
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* ButNotTooBi: For a show which has a bisexual woman for the main character, and with said sexuality being an important plot point, it's surprising how the word 'bisexual' is avoided.
** Piper and her various loved ones have a habit of saying that she "used to be a lesbian" but is different now that she's dating Larry. Later episodes suggest that Piper does identify as bisexual but doesn't always have the energy to explain it to her straight friends and family.
** Alex has a line referring to Piper as a straight girl even though she should really know better.



* ButNotTooBi: For a show which has a bisexual woman for the main character, and with said sexuality being an important plot point, it's surprising how the word 'bisexual' is avoided.
** Piper and her various loved ones have a habit of saying that she "used to be a lesbian" but is different now that she's dating Larry. Later episodes suggest that Piper does identify as bisexual but doesn't always have the energy to explain it to her straight friends and family.
** Alex has a line referring to Piper as a straight girl even though she should really know better.
6th Mar '18 11:10:23 AM Queer-Deer18
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** Nicky grew up with a neglectful (possibly even emotionally abusive) mother. This made her turn to drugs, and is the main cause for her issues with her masochistic and self-sabotaging tendencies, and tumultuous relationships (both romantic and otherwise).
18th Feb '18 10:34:11 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''ReginaSpektor''', ''You've Got Time''

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-->-- '''ReginaSpektor''', '''Music/ReginaSpektor''', ''You've Got Time''
31st Dec '17 11:52:20 AM nombretomado
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** In a season 3 flashback, John Bennett, played by professional body builder Matt [=McGorry=], dances shirtless with his army buddies to [[NoDoubt Hollaback Girl]].

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** In a season 3 flashback, John Bennett, played by professional body builder Matt [=McGorry=], dances shirtless with his army buddies to [[NoDoubt [[Music/GwenStefani Hollaback Girl]].
29th Dec '17 4:42:43 PM kyeo
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* WackyMarriageProposal: In season 5, [[spoiler: Piper]] gives one to [[spoiler: Alex]] involving a can of corn as they're trapped in the prison basement hiding from a riot. [[spoiler: Alex accepts.]]
3rd Nov '17 12:37:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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*** Also, Nicky is very much in love with Lorna but despite their hooking up occasionally, knows Lorna doesn't have the same feelings for her. By season 5 [[spoiler: she accepts it and even helps pave the way for Lorna to be happy with her new husband.]]

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*** ** Also, Nicky is very much in love with Lorna but despite their hooking up occasionally, knows Lorna doesn't have the same feelings for her. By season 5 [[spoiler: she accepts it and even helps pave the way for Lorna to be happy with her new husband.]]



* ButNotTooBlack: Discussed by the girls in the third season when they are looking at the fashion magazine and comment how the "token blackie" inside is fairly light. Also stated by Vee when she is talking to the young Taystee: the latter's dark skin tone is supposed to undermine her cuteness in the eyes of the potential parents at the ''Black'' Adoption Fair.

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* ButNotTooBlack: ButNotTooBlack:
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Discussed by the girls in the third season when they are looking at the fashion magazine and comment how the "token blackie" inside is fairly light. light.
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Also stated by Vee when she is talking to the young Taystee: the latter's dark skin tone is supposed to undermine her cuteness in the eyes of the potential parents at the ''Black'' Adoption Fair.



*** He gets another one in Season 5, [[spoiler: out on probation and now apparently living with Delia, briefly overhearing her phone conversation with Daya.]]

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*** He gets ** Pornstache another one in Season 5, [[spoiler: out on probation and now apparently living with Delia, briefly overhearing her phone conversation with Daya.]]



* CassandraTruth: Poussey figures out pretty early what Vee is really like, but everyone assumes she's just jealous of the time and attention Vee is getting from Tastee.

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* CassandraTruth: CassandraTruth:
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Poussey figures out pretty early what Vee is really like, but everyone assumes she's just jealous of the time and attention Vee is getting from Tastee.



* CelebrityParadox: Sophia mentions Omar from ''Series/TheWire'', but doesn't seem to notice that one of the prison's [=COs=] looks just like the character Nick Sobotka (Pablo Schreiber). Rhonda Pearlman (Deirdre Lovejoy) also turns up as Healy's therapist, and Detective Sydnor (Corey Parker Robinson) is a police detective here too.

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* CelebrityParadox: CelebrityParadox:
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Sophia mentions Omar from ''Series/TheWire'', but doesn't seem to notice that one of the prison's [=COs=] looks just like the character Nick Sobotka (Pablo Schreiber). Rhonda Pearlman (Deirdre Lovejoy) also turns up as Healy's therapist, and Detective Sydnor (Corey Parker Robinson) is a police detective here too.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Season 3 features [[spoiler: a subplot about prison rape via guard, violent transphobia, and Piper going full VillainProtagonist]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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Season 3 features [[spoiler: a subplot about prison rape via guard, violent transphobia, and Piper going full VillainProtagonist]].kicking the dog quite a lot]].



* DeskJockey: Caputo calls out Figueroa for being completely out of touch with the actual workings of the prison.

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* DeskJockey: DeskJockey:
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Caputo calls out Figueroa for being completely out of touch with the actual workings of the prison.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tricia Miller in the first season and Soso in the third. Tricia succeeds, but Soso doesn't.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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[[spoiler:Tricia Miller in the first season and Soso in the third. Tricia succeeds, but Soso doesn't.]]



* {{Expy}}:
** The NPR host Maury Kind and show are pretty clear Expies of Ira Glass and ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', mixed with some ''Fresh Air'' for flavor (unlike ''TAL'' and like ''Fresh Air'', the show is on NPR and not PRI and the show seems to be focused on interviews with the host, but like ''TAL'' the show is focused on a theme rather than ''Fresh Air''[='=]s focus on one guest answering whatever questions Terry Gross has in store). Apparently, they tried to get the actual Ira Glass to show up, but he declined.
** Morello's accent and endlessly planning a wedding with "Christopher" recalls Adrianna from ''Series/TheSopranos''.

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* {{Expy}}:
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{{Expy}}: The NPR host Maury Kind and show are pretty clear Expies of Ira Glass and ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'', mixed with some ''Fresh Air'' for flavor (unlike ''TAL'' and like ''Fresh Air'', the show is on NPR and not PRI and the show seems to be focused on interviews with the host, but like ''TAL'' the show is focused on a theme rather than ''Fresh Air''[='=]s focus on one guest answering whatever questions Terry Gross has in store). Apparently, they tried to get the actual Ira Glass to show up, but he declined. \n** Morello's accent and endlessly planning a wedding with "Christopher" recalls Adrianna from ''Series/TheSopranos''.



* {{Gaslighting}}: How [[spoiler:Alex gets Pennsatucky into the psych ward--convincing a bunch of other inmates to pretend to be cured by Pennsatucky's faith healing, then having it fail miserably, getting her committed as delusional]]. Piper even calls it that.

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* {{Gaslighting}}: {{Gaslighting}}:
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How [[spoiler:Alex gets Pennsatucky into the psych ward--convincing a bunch of other inmates to pretend to be cured by Pennsatucky's faith healing, then having it fail miserably, getting her committed as delusional]]. Piper even calls it that.



%%** Yoga Jones.

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%%** ** Yoga Jones.Jones practises yoga and follows its new age philosophy



* ImAManICantHelpIt: Believed by Fig. [[spoiler:Daya seduces Pornstache Mendez so that she can claim that he is the father of the baby she's actually having with Bennett. When this comes to light, Mendez is jailed--CO-on-inmate action is legally rape under 100% of cases because inmates do not retain the right to give consent--but when Figueroa asks if Daya flirted with him, Daya says that she did. Fig then pronounces, "Congratulations, you've ruined a man's life."]]

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* ImAManICantHelpIt: ImAManICantHelpIt:
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Believed by Fig. [[spoiler:Daya seduces Pornstache Mendez so that she can claim that he is the father of the baby she's actually having with Bennett. When this comes to light, Mendez is jailed--CO-on-inmate action is legally rape under 100% of cases because inmates do not retain the right to give consent--but when Figueroa asks if Daya flirted with him, Daya says that she did. Fig then pronounces, "Congratulations, you've ruined a man's life."]]



%%** [[spoiler: Figueroa's husband.]]

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%%** ** [[spoiler: Figueroa's husband.husband is gay, but they stay together to further their careers.]]



* MeetCute: We see Piper and Larry's meet cute in flashback; she went to a friend's apartment for first aid while he was housesitting.

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* MeetCute: MeetCute:
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We see Piper and Larry's meet cute in flashback; she went to a friend's apartment for first aid while he was housesitting.



** It's not shown in the series, but in the book, Piper Kerman talks about her lover (on whom Alex Vause is based) rolling naked in a bed covered in cash and giggling.



** Averted with Suzanne ("Crazy Eyes"), as people start referring to her as Suzanne after Season 3.
* OnlySaneMan: Poussey fulfils this role [[spoiler: towards the "Praise Norma" crowd after having pegged them for being members of a hypocritical CloudCluckooLander cult who claim to be all about acceptance and forgiveness while rejecting Soso to the point where she attempts suicide.]]

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* OnlySaneMan:
** Averted with Suzanne ("Crazy Eyes"), as people start referring to her as Suzanne after Season 3.
* OnlySaneMan:
Poussey fulfils this role [[spoiler: towards the "Praise Norma" crowd after having pegged them for being members of a hypocritical CloudCluckooLander cult who claim to be all about acceptance and forgiveness while rejecting Soso to the point where she attempts suicide.]]



* PunishmentBox: SHU is depicted as such. Both times [[spoiler: Piper]] is put in the SHU, she's depicted as desperate and even slightly crazy from the isolation. As if that's not enough, the food is even more disgusting and inedible than the usual prison fare.

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* PunishmentBox: PunishmentBox:
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SHU is depicted as such. Both times [[spoiler: Piper]] is put in the SHU, she's depicted as desperate and even slightly crazy from the isolation. As if that's not enough, the food is even more disgusting and inedible than the usual prison fare.



* RageQuit: In "Tongue-Tied," after having her visitation with her son Benny cut short, an already stressed Gloria returns to find her kitchens in shambles and quits as head of the prison kitchen, allowing Red to take back her original position.

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* RageQuit: RageQuit:
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In "Tongue-Tied," after having her visitation with her son Benny cut short, an already stressed Gloria returns to find her kitchens in shambles and quits as head of the prison kitchen, allowing Red to take back her original position.



* SituationalSexuality: Particularly Morello. Subverted with Maritza and Flaca. While discussing how much they miss men, they attempt a half-hearted kiss, but it just doesn't appeal to them.
** [[spoiler: Linda strikes up a relationship with Big Boo while pretending to be an inmate.]]

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* SituationalSexuality: Particularly Morello. Subverted with Maritza and Flaca. While discussing how much they miss men, they attempt a half-hearted kiss, but it just doesn't appeal to them. \n** [[spoiler: Linda strikes up a relationship with Big Boo while pretending to be an inmate.inmate and seems to enjoy herself.]]
3rd Nov '17 12:22:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Larry writing about Piper's experience/profiting off of it was considered a JerkAss move in the show and drove a wedge between him and Piper. In real life, their relationship was understandably put to the test but never seriously suffered as it did in the show; his memoir ''brought them closer together'' and [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/6-major-differences-between-orange-is-the-new-black-the-book she considered it a wonderful Christmas present]]. In general, the real Larry was noted as being quite popular among the inmates and had "fans behind bars," and the woman who Red is based off of became quite suspicious when Piper was visited by an apparently single man.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Larry writing about Piper's experience/profiting off of it was considered a JerkAss move in the show and drove a wedge between him and Piper. In real life, their relationship was understandably put to the test but never seriously suffered as it did in the show; his memoir ''brought them closer together'' and [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/6-major-differences-between-orange-is-the-new-black-the-book she considered it a wonderful Christmas present]]. In general, the real Larry was noted as being quite popular among the inmates and had "fans behind bars," and the woman who Red is based off of became quite suspicious when Piper was visited by an apparently single man.
3rd Nov '17 12:21:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AnachronismStew: In the season 5 premier [[spoiler: after Daya shoots CO Humphrey]] another CO claims that someone is going "San Bernardino" in the prison, in reference to the 2015 shooting. However, season 5 should, at the latest, take place in autumn of 2014 while the shooting didn't take place until December of 2015.
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