Why Is Orphan Black Still Fighting a War Buffy Should Have Won Over 10 Years Ago?

Because the show is smart enough to back away from the concept that all female power needs to be of the mentally unbalanced variety, not all the women in Orphan Black are unhinged like Helena. But that’s why this show is such a complicated joy. Tatiana Maslany is every woman, literally. And sometimes she’s something else entirely. Maslany herself has commented on the decidedly feminist thrust of the show, which makes cloning and male-driven, scientific control a metaphor for sexual politics:

That always resonated for me as a woman to have this idea of our bodies not being our own. That they’re owned by someone else. That the image of them is owned by someone else. I feel that’s a very resonant theme for young women like myself, and especially women in this industry. (via)


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