Orange Is the New Black exploded onto the scene, and soon the Netflix series was all that anyone could talk about. The lives of the various inmates and guards at an all-female prison provided delicious drama, and it was based on a true story! These behind-the-scenes tidbits spice up the show even more.
When it came to portraying transgendered inmate Sophia’s backstory before her operation, the character’s actual actress Laverne Cox was judged to be too feminine. Instead, Cox’s twin brother M. Lamar portrayed the pre-op man. The episode was directed by Jodie Foster.