One of the things I like most about Orphan Black is how complicated all the characters are. They’re messy, they’re sympathetic, and they’re totally believable (except for the whole being-a-science-experiment thing, but we’ll let that slide). When you consider that many of them are played by one person, it makes for some pretty impressive television. The fact that some of those interesting, nuanced characters also happen to be gay makes it all the better.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, lead actress Tatiana Maslany responded to the largely positive reaction toward the show’s queer characters, hoping that it will be fuel for more nuanced conversations on that front.