Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” is the talk of the town, but here are some facts about the show might come as a surprise. From Buzzfeed:

Laverne Cox’s (Sophia) real-life twin brother played her pre-transition in the flashback sequence in Episode 3. 

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That third episode was directed by Jodie Foster. 

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This is Crazy Eyes in real life (actress Uzo Aduba). She’s also a Broadway actor and appeared in Godspell.

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(Jesse Grant/Getty Images) 

This is the real Piper and Larry:

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Larry wrote a modern love piece in the New York Times.

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