Committed Orange Is the New Black superfan Samantha Gardella, a 19-year-old film student, got the attention of the show’s cast and crew when she released a video of an unauthorized visit to the show’s exterior set in Orangeburg, New York. Days after the show’s third season dropped on Netflix, it was reported that the crew was filming the fourth season at the abandoned Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center.
The teen, who lives “25 minutes away” from the site, then visited the location and began snooping around. She posted the results on Tumblr, including a video that helpfully points out what’s real on the set, versus what’s fake (that barbed wire is quite real). She even printed out photos from the show and shot them in the exact locations.
Gardella’s video made headlines after Lionsgate Television issued her a letter asking her not to trespass again. The tone of the letter is pretty amiable, though:
If you were planning on visiting the set, DON'T. I take back my recommendation to go to it. whoopsies pic.twitter.com/DV42tBfb4Q
— samantha gardella (@samigardella) July 1, 2015
The show itself pretty cool about it, too.
— Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) July 2, 2015