Holly Stewart’s default reaction to Gail Peck.
If you’re GAY and you know it, clap you hand~
If you’re GAY and you know it, clap you hand~
If you’re GAY and you know it, and you really want to show it, if you’re GAY and you know it, clap your hand~
Gail Peck’s default reaction to Holly Stewart.
Sasha’s listing in the playbill for 24 Hour Plays Broadway 2013 (lol, Blasha: the Serbian-speaking astronaut assassin) and her One Line Bio. (as an aside, I’m judging you Jessica Bauman, I’m judging you! ;) )
Naughty Maura + Pervy Jane
M: (I sent you an email)
50 Girlcrushes of 2013: Aliyah O’Brien
For the Gail and Holly relationship to work at all, one must believe that Holly was able to walk through all of Gail Peck’s fortified defenses like she was casually strolling on to a crime scene and do it all in under fifteen minutes of screen time. Well, I think most of you reading this right now believed it and believe it so much that you spending most of your days analyzing the dynamics of their relationship like it was your job. Wait, no, I think that is just me, so never mind. We completely understand why Gail would let Holly Stewart, a woman who can take the snark and dish it out, who doesn’t judge Gail’s antisocial tendencies, who is wonderfully weird and uses too many words, walk straight into her life with little resistance because, frankly, we all want to hang out with someone like Holly. And who wouldn’t want to hang out with someone who delivers snark in science speak (a zing delivered in a babble about DNA, what?), who flirts at you by dancing the macarena and who becomes adorably unhinged when she is worried. But as wonderful as this character is on paper, none of this would have worked if they hadn’t managed to find an actress who could embody the vibrant and warm qualities the role needed and managed to go toe-to-toe with Gail Peck’s cutting sarcasm and emerge unscathed. I think we were all helplessly charmed by this character as much as Gail was and that was all Aliyah. I keep coming back to the scene with Gail in the interrogation room where she had to hit all the right emotional notes, in essence, carry the scene so that you believe Gail would grab her face and kiss her. Of course, Gail would kiss her because she would be a fool not to. I hope Rookie Blue brings her back (and they better) because Holly is perfect for Gail. While I wait for the show to come back, I’ll just watch Aliyah kick ass, kiss the hell out of ladies and generally be awesome … for science. Of course.
50 Girlcrushes of 2013: Charlotte Sullivan
When I first watched Rookie Blue back in 2010, I had two thoughts, why did Gail Peck look so familiar (oh hey, it’s Marion from Harriet the Spy) and why wasn’t Gail Peck featured more in episodes? As you can tell my mind has always been Gail Peck focused even before my feelings for her spiraled out of control into the abyss from which I may never recover. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that Gail Peck is the reason I found my way back to the show. Okay, so Gail kissing a lovely lady was the more exact reason but I think everyone knew that already. My perfect fourteen minute ship! After watching all of Rookie Blue’s episodes (in record time…for science!), I can say, with much more conviction, that Gail Peck is better than you. Gail Peck longs for your approval and respect. Gail Peck doesn’t give a fuck what you think of her. Gail Peck will call you out on your shit with a smile on her face. Gail Peck doesn’t really care except when she cares too much. Gail Peck is aggressive tenderness and tender sarcasm. Gail Peck is a vulnerable heart who protects herself with a layer of disdain and a thorny personality that would make most run for the hills but she cares deeply … sometimes… when she wants to. Charlotte takes a character that can be very acerbic and off-putting and makes you care because if you look at Gail Peck long enough, you see the cracks in her armor. She is so fragile sometimes that you just want to reach into the television and hug her. One gets the feeling that if she just allowed herself to be happy and really believed that she deserved to be happy, life would flow a lot easier for her (Holly can help you with that, Gail), but I also hope she stays snarky as hell. Also, there is Charlotte who makes it impossible not to love her because she keeps saying perfect things in interviews about this storyline. I think the only person who ships Gail and Holly more than I do is Charlotte Sullivan.
50 Girlcrushes of 2013: Tatiana Maslany
How does one begin to explain Orphan Black? How does one explain how a show that barely got a million people to watch it during its run earlier this year on BBC America became, by awards season, the most talked about show in critical circles? Well, the answer is simple and only two words. TATIANA MASLANY. The story on Emmy Awards nomination day became not who was nominated but who was criminally snubbed. Those two words again. TATIANA MASLANY. The show used the power of social media, gaining followers and fans as the faithful, the Clone Club, spread the word over tumblr, twitter and told anyone who would listen, you have to watch this show! Why? TATIANA MASLANY. Her performances as (so far) six different clones (and one proto-clone?) - sometimes clones pretending to be other clones - is one of those things that one has to see to really believe and trying to explain it to people seems almost inadequate, like trying to describe a sunset. The word I’ve often heard to describe Maslany’s performance in this show is “mind blowing” and I would agree. One thing is for certain, I feel incredibly sorry for anyone who has to play more than one character in a TV show or film in the future because Maslany has set the bar so impossibly high, most actors will be doomed to fail. I have to constantly remind myself that Alison and Helena are played by the same actress. When watching Comic Con panels, sometimes found myself asking the question, “wait, where is the actress who played Cosima?” only to remember that she was right there. I still don’t quite know how Maslany works this sorcery that enables her to embody these different characters with the same face so completely that they genuinely look and feel like different people. They talk differently. They sit differently. They hold their bodies different. Even a small thing like how they hold a glass is something Tatiana pays attention to. HOW DO YOU DO THIS? And the one truly mind blowing thing about this for me is that I’m only attracted to Cosima and no other clone. I mean .. what? THEY HAVE THE SAME FACE. How? I don’t understand. Make me understand! So, I guess you can say Tatiana has blown my mind… just a bit.