“Orange Is The New Black” fans are about to get another perspective on the story that inspired the series.
The Netflix hit show, which is itself based on a book by the same name, has spawned another book deal! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cleary Wolters will be writing a memoir of her own to be titled “Out Of Orange.”
You may be scratching your head and wondering, “Who is Cleary Wolters?” She’s the real-life inspiration behind Piper’s ex-girlfriend Alex Vause.
“Alex [the character] and Piper have inspired me to tell my whole story — an unbelievable saga that takes place all over the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. both in prison and out,” Cleary said in a statement about the memoir, which will be published by HarperOne. “I think people may be surprised at what happened to me after I turned myself in — and where my life is now.”
“Out of Orange,” due out in March 2015, will explore how Cleary got involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, and it will introduce readers to a new set of interesting characters.
The characters on “OITNB” may not all be based on actual people; it’s possible that show creator Jenji Kohan took some creative license with the supporting cast. If other characters on the show could write their own books, these are three we couldn’t wait to read!
Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
It’s not entirely clear how or why Crazy Eyes wound up in prison, but viewers have gotten a little bit of her back story up to her high school graduation. Aside from her traumatic, public episodes due to her mental illness, it leaves some to wonder what she did to be sentenced to prison.
The legal justice system hasn’t always been clear on how to handle transgender offenders. This leads me to wonder if Sophia was immediately taken to a women’s prison or whether she’d incorrectly been placed in a men’s prison at first. I’d also be interested in finding out why she got involved in credit fraud and identity theft given her past in law enforcement.
Galina “Red” Reznikov
Red is tough as nails now, but she wasn’t always that way. A memoir on her first months in prison, and how she came to be the force she is now, would be a page-turner!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"