The sixth series of Skins is fast approaching with transmission in the UK due to happen next month. We were recently shooting the breeze with Dakota Blue Richards, who plays androgynous outcast Franky, and Freya Mavor, who plays popular mean girl Mini. They chatted about the storylines we can expect next year and how they define the relationship that the fans have labeled “Minky.”
Freya Mavor and Dakota Blue Richards
You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to read exactly what is in store for the pair when the interviews are published exclusively on AfterEllen.com early next year. In the meantime, and to whet your appetite, we’ve taken a rather interesting snippet from the interview in which Dakota shares her thoughts on how Franky defines her gender and how that identity evolves in the next series.
One of the things that I was told very early on is that Franky doesn’t want to be a girl and that’s not to say that she wants to be a boy or that she wants to be anything at all actually. She just wants to be — and most people don’t understand that. Most people are threatened by it and that’s the position that Mini takes at the beginning … Right at the beginning on this series [series 6] she (Franky) blossoms overnight and is very comfortable with her body and herself, which is something that she wasn’t at all before. And I think that’s a consequence of having found love …
So, Skins fans, what do you think about that? Do you agree with Dakota? What do you hope is in store for Minky?