The Orville - About a Girl

Title: The Orville - About a Girl

Series Identifier: Season 1, Episode 3

Format: TV/Video


  • Comedy
  • Sci-fi

Conversation Topic:

  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • LGBT Issues
  • Moral dilemma
  • Intersex
  • Post-Natal Sex Change operation
  • Disability
  • Cultural Differences
  • Gendered Biological Determinism

Relatable Experience:

  • Parenthood
  • New Child
  • Intersex newborn


  • Episode uses the fictional predominantly male race of Moclans to discuss the ethics of sex reassignment surgery in intersex neonates. There are interspersed discussions on gender, biological determinism, congenital disability, and culture. The message revolves around allowing intersex neonates to grow and determine what procedures they wish to undergo once they have grown and know what they want.


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