Fan Sneaks onto ‘Orange is the New Black’ Set

If you’re a fan of Orange is the New Black, you’ve likely imagined what it would be like to explore the campus of Litchfield. Well one super fan turned that dream into a reality.

Samantha Gardella, a film student from New York, learned that the show used a psych center near her hometown as the set. With the newfound information, she hopped into her car, bringing her camera along for the ride.

While inside, the smooth criminal captured a ton of pictures, juxtaposing them with actual snapshots from specific episodes. She recorded a video too, and posted all of the action on her Tumblr page.

Her villainous act didn’t go unnoticed however. The official Twitter account for the Netflix series caught wind of her adventure and uploaded a picture of a inmate profile document personalized just for Gardella.

Captioning the photo with “To the kid who snuck onto the #OITNB set: Game recognize game,” the legal team, on the other hand, did not feel the same way.

The fan later posted a photo of an email she received from an executive at Lionsgate Television, advising her to adhere to the “No Trespassing” signs and to “not enter the property in the future.”


Despite the trouble, her excursion looked pretty awesome. Check out some of the footage below.