From Lili Loofbourow of The New York Times:
The Many Faces of Tatiana Maslany
The cast and crew of â€œOrphan Blackâ€ labor painstakingly over minutiae like this, in the service of a much grander contemplation (or, perhaps, demolition) of female televisual archetypes. The showâ€™s premise allows Maslany to portray a bewilderingly diverse set of stock characters â€” the punk-rock con artist, Sarah; the shrewish suburban housewife, Alison Hendrix; the geeky stoner, Cosima Niehaus; the Ukrainian psychopath, Helena; the icily aloof career woman, Rachel Duncan; the pill-popping cop, Elizabeth Childs; and many others â€” encompassing almost every trope women get to play in Hollywood and on TV. (Maslanyâ€™s legions of adoring fans call themselves #CloneClub on Twitter and contend that the credits on â€œOrphan Blackâ€ should say â€œTatiana Maslanyâ€ nine or more times, once per clone.) Continue reading.