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Old 06-05-2017, 11:49 AM
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LGBTQ Thread #12: Final Trip Rule No. 11: Love conquers all. ♥♥♥♥♥



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LGBTQ COMMUNITY THREAD

This is a place for LGTBQ fans and allies to talk about their experiences in real life and how the show portrays the community. This includes discussion about any of the LGBTQ storylines, couples, and characters on Orphan Black, as well as any LGBTQ/allies persons of the cast and crew -- but please remember that opinions will differ on certain subjects and keep try to keep it polite. Expressing dislike of a character or frustration at a storyline is acceptable, but full-on bashing is not.

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I feel that Felix ... I-I just don't know when, as a society, in television and film it sort of only became okay to represent gay people in, like, the traditional sense. Where they have a great job and well-adjusted parents and maybe a surrogate, or adopted, child. Like, when was that the only way you could represent gay people?

-- Jordan Gavaris (Felix)





We speak to that community not like, "this is what a gay relationship is like", this is what any relationship is like. I think it makes it very normal and un-special in a way? It's really important to me.

-- Tatiana Maslany (the clones)




It's not an issue anymore and it shouldn't be, you know what I mean? It's all good. I think that's what makes people have a sigh of relief where it's not a huge deal. It's love, you know? As complex and great and wonderful and crazy as it is! That's the way I feel. I feel that from the fans, too, they're happy this level has been hit.

-- Evelyne Brochu (Delphine)





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Delphine, a conflicted straight girl, gives our thesis on sexuality in episode eight, when she says " ... as a scientist I know that sexuality is a spectrum, but social biases codify sexual attraction, contrary to the biological facts."

So, yes, the biological facts: People are definitely "born this way". That’s the nature side, whether it's genetic, or epigenetic, or whether womb chemistry plays a part. As each of our clones were carried by different surrogates, that could explain differences in sexuality. But who wants to run around blaming mothers and their hormone levels for the sexuality of their children? Haven’t we had enough of that, since, like, forever? ... Okay, then how about the nurture side of things?

Cosima grew up in the Bay Area, in a permissive community and a progressive home fostering intellectual and social tolerance. She learned to approach sexuality without shame, with curiosity. I think Cosima's been "bisexual" (if you had to codify it), but maybe she's ready to self-identify as gay. She would defend her freedom to choose, no matter where nature placed her in the spectrum. And Delphine too makes a choice to follow her heart for an individual, even though she’s always been "straight." Awwwww ... isn't that sweet, shippers? So, sexuality is a spectrum of many factors, and even though we’re a show about clones, we celebrate individuality and the crazy contingencies of nature.

-- Graeme Manson (showrunner)


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[In five years] I see more representations of queer culture. There's so many films that speak about it in beautiful, personal way and make it universal because ultimately it's about humanity. I hope that becomes a given. We'll watch a film with a lesbian character as the lead and that won't become the defining characteristic.

-- Tatiana Maslany (the clones)



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previous threads;

#01 - "Even though we're a show about clones, we celebrate individuality."
#2 - "We speak to that community not like, 'this is what a gay relationship is like', this is what any relationship is like" - TM
#3 - "I'm not going to apologize for my heart, ok?"
#4 - Because Christmas just got a whole lot gayer!
#5- Because #LoveWins
#6 - "Some people change your life forever." #Carol
#7 - TBA (we'll be dodging stray bullets til then)
#8 - Your existence is revolutionary. Just existing is genuinely, genuinely a rebellion and an act of strength and bravery.
#9 - Fall/Winter 2016 is looking gay af.
#10 - 10 threads of awesome. Bring on the gay for 2k17.
#11 - Because "we should kiss the girls we wanna kiss".
#12 - Final Trip Rule No. 11: Love conquers all. ♥♥♥♥♥
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THANK YOUUUUU TWIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This title is perfect.
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Isn't it I'm taking it as a sign that all will be fine in the end
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I'm 100% sure they'll be endgame. I ain't even worried.
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I'm 100% sure they'll be endgame. I ain't even worried.
count me on this side as well.
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I sure hope so.
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We're all so positive? I can't believe it.
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I know, it's almost weird
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It's just such a contrast to where we were just over a year ago.
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It's just such a contrast to where we were just over a year ago.
How nice is it though?
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It's just such a contrast to where we were just over a year ago.
it's times like this when i'm reminded of how ****ing wild tv/fandom can be.
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it's times like this when i'm reminded of how ****ing wild tv/fandom can be.
Wild and exhausting.

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How nice is it though?
For now, very.
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