Dear Orphan Black and Clone Club,
almost never post (personal) stuff on social media, but this time I
felt instinctively the urge to do it. That’s the least thing I can do
for you, because you have done a lot for me.
I started binge-watching the first three seasons of this show when I was at a low-point in my life. Surrounded by heteronormativity and other negative vibes in a conservative town, I craved adequate LGBTQ+ representation on media. Everyday, I escaped on Tumblr and usually reblogged positive and uplifting posts concerning my orientation, because it helped me a bit. Therefore, I discovered a gifset of Cophine and it may sound stupid, but it fascinated me. There was nothing sexual, nothing perverse, nothing for straight cis-male eyes, just two girls/women flirting with each other. Came for the gays, stayed for the whole show (I guess some other Clubbers would agree). At a first glance, Cosima reminded me of myself. I don’t think that I immediately started watching the first episode, but after a certain time I did and it was intriguing. Nowadays, in a period of bullshit television and crappy cinema, Orphan Black is something different and truly a high quality show (and I am not really somebody who regularly watches TV shows or movies). I loved the plot, the cinematography, the vibes, Tatiana’s acting skills were clearly amazing- and this applies to the whole cast also. After I watched the first episode, something interrupted me and I didn’t continue watching for weeks or even months.
One day, I was in a really bad mood, and I suddenly had a random feeling, that I should continue with the show. As you can imagine, from that day forward, I was invested and welcomed to an unforgettable trip.
One thing I want to tell you is: Thank you. Thank you so, so, so much.
of you, I
- feel more accepting of and more comfortable about myself
- see a brighter future
- met my girlfriend
- met many different people who were funny, bitchy, nice, weird, creepy, interesting, artsy and chill
- fell in love with the cast
- fell in love with Tat’s German and laugh
- fell in love with Ebro’s hair and laugh
have found other good movies
and shows in relation to the cast
- have found exciting books
- came to know Trevor Yuile
- have faith in the film industry to become more creative and not monotonous as it is now
- am amazed by your special effects
- have hope that I will find a family who will accept me as I am
I repeat myself, but thank you for such a beautiful, kinda life-changing story with such a perfect music soundtrack. Hopefully it doesn’t sound exaggerated, but it’s just how all of this affected me. Because this is how high art works.
So, to my galaxy of people; thank you for the nurture. I wish you all the best.
A Clone Clubber from Germany