Why We Love âOrange Is the New Blackâ

Why We Love ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Cultural critics and stars of the Netflix hit on why the show is a significant moment in pop culture

Zerlina Maxwell

by Zerlina Maxwell, August 19, 2013

Why We Love âOrange Is the New Blackâ

The cast of Orange is the New Black

this group of relatable women, we find that a very small mistake is often what stands between those of us on the outside and those who are locked up.

As Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) says on the show’s sixth episode, “We all just made a wrong turn going to church.”

A previous version of this article stated incorrectly that Sophia Burset was the first trans woman to be portrayed by a trans woman on television. 

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