Matt Bomer kisses husband Simon Halls before accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series for ‘The Normal Heart’ during the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards on June 19, 2014
If there was any tangible way for me to express my immense gratitude to the Orphan Black team, I would jump on it immediately, but this post will have to suffice.
This show has meant the world to me since it first started a year ago, and with Cosima and Delphine being gay (or at least on the LGBTQ spectrum), I thought I had finally found a good show with good queer representation, and I wouldn’t have ever thought to ask for more. But with this new episode, we’ve been introduced to a new clone, Tony. A transgender clone. (Listen up, tv networks, Orphan Black is how you do queer representation.)
I am an ftm transgender person, just like Tony on the show, and when he appeared on that screen, I knew instantly, and later on when Art confirmed that Tony was indeed a transgender clone, I was moved to tears. I was further moved by the way Felix persistently kept Art in check on Tony’s pronouns, consistently correcting him to use the correct “he” and “him”, and then when Felix didn’t out Tony as trans to Sarah over the phone, when he very well could have.
And further more, to show Tony injecting his weekly shot of testosterone was emotional for me. It was portrayed as something completely normal and Felix treated it as such.
I’ve never been so blown away and grateful and utterly moved by a television show in such a way, and I am finally being represented in a television show that I connect with.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to the Orphan Black team, and Tatiana, and Graeme, and John. Thank you. You have no idea how much this truly means to me.
Rossum: I can’t tell you how many producers have made wink-and-nudge overtures at me. I’ve just been, Is this happening right now? Do they think that’s going to work? I may use bad language, but I know who I am, and I know what I’m willing to do to get a part, and it’s not that. I think that’s really hard for people who are here without a support group, without a family.
Maslany: For me it’s about the parts that are out there. I think it’s changing. That’s where I feel the sexism the most. The stories that we tell are male stories and often male-centric and the women are accessories, but it is changing. It’s changing so rapidly.
Rossum: TV is changing that.
Maslany: Absolutely. Like “Orange Is the New Black,” it’s all women. Our voices are getting louder. People are realizing that our stories are just as universal and just as relatable as male stories.
Rossum: And that there is a huge female audience out there that is hungry for female stories, and we are seeing that more and more.
A WWII soldiers photo-booth collection c.1942
#i think it is very important to remember that literally every human being who has ever existed was kind of a dork#you are kind of a dork#i am kind of a dork#all of these soldiers are total dorks#your favorite person in the world is kind of a dork#so is your least favorite person in the world#as a species we are dorky and awkward and very bad at being functional adults#welcome to the crew#and happy new year (swanjolras)
THE FIFTH ONE
He said if he ran in those shoes, they’d fall off.
Abbi, you are the love of my life.
Tatiana Maslany at the Canadian Screen Awards 2014 on making headway by playing so many women in one show. (x)
stop loafing around, we’ve got a whole universe to explore.
Gordon Ramsay is my favorite.
i just want to hug all of them
Fun story. I cooked for this dude, once. I did my kitchen apprenticeship at the family-style restaurant of one of New Zealand’s premiere chefs, and he knew Ramsay really well. He was in New Zealand for a few weeks, and Martin brought him by the restaurant to check it out. It was right on the beach, fucking gorgeous. I was the only one there (apprentice = bitch work = 4am starting shifts), and they asked me to whip up some breakfast for them. It was SUPER simple, fried fish, eggs cooked in bread, sausages. He was incredibly gracious and kind, asked me to join them (I couldn’t, too much work to do, so they sat at the kitchen window so they could talk to me), and was super interested in hearing about my english grandma, who had taught me how to cook. I won’t hear a single bad word against this man, for all of his kitchen hysterics, he treated me like an equal.