George Mendez (portrayed by Pablo Schreiber), also known as “Pornstache,” was a correctional officer at Litchfield Penitentiary in season one until he was suspended. He later returned in season two, but only for a short while. He looks a “D-List Burt Reynolds, but more rapey,” according to Brook Soso, and his appearance is very telling of his personality. He is misogynistic, the alpha male of the bunch, and a “sadistic fuck” (according to C.O. Wanda Bell). While the prison administration is corrupt in a variety of ways, Mendez is the only guard portrayed as reaping sexual favors in exchange for the drugs he smuggles into prison. He is also the only C.O. That feels invincible.
“I was very nervous to do that scene because, to me, the mustache was so important to who he was and I didn’t want to take away his main feature, so I needed some convincing,” Schreiber told Business Insider. Lauren Morelli, Orange staff writer, explained to him that “we’re never going to see Pornstache lower than this.”
This exchange seems to suggest that Pornstache will remain involved in future seasons, despite the fact that he is behind bars.
Episode 7 is, frankly, all over the place with all of the themes that are touched upon, from prison safety to American media’s obsession with sexual objectification. This treatment will provide a brief overview of each.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy Nominations this morning (Friday, July 16, 2015) and Orange received four nominations in the following categories:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outsanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Uzo Aduba
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Pablo Schreiber
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will be aired Sunday, September 20, 2015 on FOX.
Variety reported today that OrangeCon will be held at Skylight Clarkson SQ in SoHo.
Cast members confirmed to be in attendance:
- Taylor Schilling
- Laura Prepon
- Uzo Aduba
- Laverne Cox
- Natasha Lyonne
- Danielle Brooks
- Taryn Manning
- Samira Wiley
- Dascha Polanco
- Selenis Leyva
- Yael Stone
- Michael Harney
- Nick Sandow
- Adrienne Moore
The video released today followed this listing with “and so many more!”, so there’s hope for our other favorites like Kate Mulgrew (Red), Barbara Rosenblat (Miss Rosa), Jackie Cruz (Flaca), Pablo Schreiber (Pornstache) and Lauren Lapkus (Susan Fischer), as well as the new kids on the block like Ruby Rose (Stella Carlin) and Lori Petty (Lolly).
Mary Streenburgen (Step Brothers, The Proposal) is reported to be playing George “Pornstache” Mendez’s mother this season. Although Pornstache will be spending his time behind bars for supposedly taking advantage of Daya Diaz (Dascha Polanco), somehow his story will be developed, we can assume, through Streenburgen’s involvement.