CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Blu-ray Review: Smart, Fascinating World of BBC’s ‘Orphan Black’
CHICAGO – Sorry “Sharknado” fans, BBC America has been the go-to place for science fiction fans for years and they have delivered time and time again. The world of “Doctor Who” gets the most attention but genre fans have also devoured shows like “Torchwood,” “Primeval,” and “Being Human.” The latest bullet in this genre arsenal is the truly impressive and increasingly popular “Orphan Black,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Led by a stunning performance from Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” is one of those increasingly rare sci-fi programs that gets more interesting as its complex story unfolds. So many shows (ahem”Revolution”ahem) start promisingly and then dissipate. “Orphan Black” just gets better and better, making it a perfect fit for Blu-ray binge viewing. Pick it up and get on board this bandwagon now because “Orphan Black” just keeps growing in popularity, even making a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this week. BBC America has another hit. Watch it before your friends tell you to.
Orphan Black: Season One was released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 16, 2013
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense, Orphan Black is the new action thriller featuring rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day) that The Hollywood Reporter calls “so much more than pure entertainment.” Sarah (Maslany) is an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account but quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. Filled with surprising twists and turns, this addictive new series will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
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