Orange is the New Black Legacy
July 2019 red carpet premiere of the final season of Orange is the New Black.
[MUSIC PLAYING] JACKIE CRUZ: We already have a legacy, because there is no show that has been created like this, made by women, written by women, and starring women.
ALYSIA REINER: I think what's incredible about this show is we saw all kinds of women on the most diverse level, age included.
DANIELLA DE JESUS: Orange has kind of led the way and said, like, you can do this, you can include more people and people will still watch, because more people see themselves now.
DALE SOULES: You can tell the human stories of human beings. Our audience is as diverse as the stories about the people that told them.
JESSICA PIMENTEL: Showing all the different races, the sizes, the colors, the shapes, the ages, the backgrounds, the ethnicities, and not just that but the class structures that varied so much.
ANDALUZ THE ARTIST: It's just encouraging to me to know that my daughter will be in a generation where women will be able to empower others and have that bold field to just stand out and be themselves.
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ: It's so wonderful to watch women of all shapes and sizes being represented and being multi-dimensional and just human as we all are.
SIPIWE MOYO: I really hope that it encourages people who may feel marginalized to feel that their stories are important and to tell them.
SUSAN HEYWARD: Making sure we look for the people who aren't necessarily seen out front and make sure we listen to voices who are often silenced.
LAURA GOMEZ: People want this, these characters that are so beloved are making you find out what's really happening. So I hope that the conversation keeps going, and that we really, really look into what needs to be changed.