Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hair Today, Tony Tomorrow

I hate Tony’s hair. There, I said it. It’s awful It’s beyond awful. It’s The Awful. It’s the one thing on “Orphan Black” I feel has been a genuine misstep. Have I mentioned it’s awful. This is nothing against Tony, the new trans clone. I like the fella. But, Jesus Mary and Double Helix is that faux mullety thing on his head bad.

The introduction of a trans character on the show is yet another one of those twisty turny delights “Orphan Black” has offered up this season. (The best, by far, was Helena’s non-death.) But the enjoyment I could wrest from having practically the full LGBT spectrum covered on this show was tempered by THAT HAIR. Go ahead, call me superficial. I get that he is supposed to be sort of a shady, possibly Achey Breaky-loving sort. But that thing isn’t even a mullet. It’s a renaissance faire hairdo left unkempt in the rain for days.

Now – I know, I know – Tatiana Maslany can do many (many, many, many, many, many, many…how many clones are there now?) things, but making her luscious locks totally disappear is not one of them. I am aware the showrunners said it was too hard to give her a bald cap and fit all that hair under a short wig. But, come on, is there no way virtually ANY OTHER kind of hairstyle could have been chosen instead? Her hair fit under Rachel’s wig. Hell, we even SAW HER IN A BALD CAP earlier this season. It looked fine (well, sick, but fine.)



OK, OK – I will stop complaining. Not really. It was awful. I want the entire next episode to be dedicated to finding Tony a proper barber.

8 comments:

inbal ketzef said...

nailed it there. it's really disgusting (and not very believeble. i know no trans man who would keep his hair that long)

Ripley said...

I think Karen Beattie's wig might be available.

Vanessa said...

So true! That hair choice is all wrong. And as a bunch of people have said, he looks like Apollo Ono with that stupid soul patch.

Anonymous said...

Already said it on Twitter, but since I can't get over that hair either, I repeat it here: with that hair, Tony looks like a left-over extra centaur on Xena.

Look for yourselves: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=xena+centaur

Tristen said...

Ok .. Im confused. Is Tony a real male clone, or a post sex change transsexual or what ????

egghead said...

I have a feeling the writers were setting us up. NOBODY likes a fucking mullet (except Miley?). Just wait till Alison gets a hold of Tony? This could be an Alison project? Tony has already expressed disdain for her. The ensuing friction between the two could make for some typical Alison hijinks.

Jamie said...

I also agree about the hair. But more importantly... Where is Tony's character? He seems very one dimensional, not very thought out, like ALL the other clones. It's like they threw him together with whatever was leftover in the makeup trailer. I hope Tony does come back next season but please give him an actual storyline. His big reveal felt like nothing more than a box being checked off. This show is so excellently done, that this misstep sticks out like a sore thumb.

gartlande said...

It's distracting! I kept pausing it to try an figure out what the hell it was. They tried to form a mullet, slicked it back , pinned it and I don't know what else.
A bad wig would have been better.