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The cast of Orange Is the New Black
Other than "That Guy from American Pie," OITNB was a show devoid of any mainstream stars. But whether urinating on the floor, mocking white politics or getting off with a screwdriver, the entire cast of Orange repeatedly demonstrated their range, making us laugh, cry and wince with unadulterated glee. There are many ways a show set in a women's prison could have gone terribly wrong, but the entire cast captures the hardships that come with being marginalized from society with ease, and that includes the Southern transplant guard Pornstache and the one-legged Bennett. Because even though it's a show about women, every single character, no matter their gender or how small their role, feels as real and developed as any of the original "lead" Piper.