Orange Is The New Black’s Pennsatucky star Taryn Manning clarifies her sexuality

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Taryn Manning, best known as feisty prisoner Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett in Orange is the New Black, has given a tell-all interview about love, family, and her sexual orientation.

Setting the record straight in an interview with People, Manning clarified that while she has experimented with women in the past, she identifies as straight.

In the interview, the actress and singer clarified her sexual orientation.

“I’m not gay, meaning I love men” she said.

“I love gay people. I’ve experimented. It’s good. I just prefer men.”

Manning’s character in the hit Netflix show starts life in Litchfield as a hostile anti-gay fundamentalist.

Through the show’s five seasons, Pennsatucky slowly becomes a more sympathetic and tolerant character, partially due to her friendship with butch lesbian Big Boo, played by Lea DeLaria.

OITNB has been highly praised for its varied representation of LGBT+ people and relationships, as well as its powerful portrayal of female characters.

Taryn Manning at the Emmys

Taryn Manning at the Emmys (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The show is critically acclaimed, winning a host of awards both for individual actors and as part of the wide ensemble.

OITNB has been confirmed for two further seasons, with season six of the show tentatively expected in June 2018.

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