‘Orphan Black’: The Castor clones ignite a battle of the sexes

Ari Millen in the third season of Orphan Black. (BBC America)

Ari Millen in the third season of “Orphan Black.” (BBC America)

Reality came to “Orphan Black” this past week.

On the surface, this is a show about clones. Yet as Tatiana Maslany’s Sarah Manning has uncovered the secrets that led to her creation in a corporate lab, “Orphan Black” has alluded to sociopolitical themes that touch upon religion and civil liberties. Among the threats leveled at Manning, however, none may be as chilling as those circling around her at the start of Season 3.

Since its inception, “Orphan Black” has dealt with the power divide between men and women, chronicling via science fiction how one’s status throughout life is determined pre-birth. Manning has spent the past two seasons fighting for her identity,

Article source: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/tv/orphan-black-the-castor-clones-ignite-a-battle-of-the-sexes/

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