And that’s what you missed on Orphan Black.
We’ve reblogged this before, we are reblogging it now, and we will reblog it again in the future.
THE WAY DELPHINE LOOKS AT HER.
THAT’S HER BUDDY
Orphan Black: season 2
Petition to send helena to the death star
"Even as she’s getting more ill, we’re seeing that she gets paler, but she makes the effort. She’s going to put her eyes on…" [x]
What the extraordinary Orphan Black proves is that the geek community is not just ready for one type of badass woman; it’s ready for (at least) five.
Because Maslany’s performance and the show’s writing contain multitudes and run the gamut of archetypal feminine strength. We have Sarah (who covers wiliness, brawn, and a mothering instinct), Cosima (sheer brain power), Alison (cunning, heightened femininity, and another kind of mothering instinct), Rachel (ruthless ambition), and, best of all, Helena (relentless, feral strength). Helena is the show’s true gift to women, particularly in this season when she took on masculine oppression wherever she went…
Tatiana Maslany in Rolling Stone: Geek Love: 30 Nerd Sex Symbols (x)