TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
Initially, Laura Prepon didn't want to do the nude scenes. She said in an interview: "The nudity was a problem for me. It's one of the reasons I was originally unsure about taking the role. I'd done it once before [in Karla (2006)], but it was for a very specific reason and for this I didn't know if I wanted to do it. So we talked about it and Jenji [Kahan] made the point that in the prison it's basically like a women's locker room. You walk around naked and it's like 'Whatever, we all have the same equipment.' So we talked and she assured me it would never be gratuitous and whenever we'd do nudity we'd talk about it and make sure it's done in a way that I'll be super comfortable. And it always has been."
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson:
Don't be fuckin' with Harry Potter!
The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men (2007) without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons.