Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange is the New Black spoke to Fresh Air about what drew her to the material:
I’m always looking for those places where you can slam really disparate people up against one another and they have to deal with each other. There are very few crossroads anymore. We talk about this country as this big melting pot, but it’s a mosaic. There’s all these pieces, they’re next to each other, they’re not necessarily mixing. And I’m looking for those spaces where people actually do mix and prison just happens to be a terrific one.
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