DBR on Minky in an interview with AfterEllen
AE: What can you me tell me about how Franky and Mini’s relationship develops in series 6?
DBR: Mini and Franky are very comfortable hating each other because they do actually understand each other and from that understanding comes a deep trust and a love. There are points in the series when they clash but that’s only because they care for each other so deeply. In episode 9 Mini is asked whether she is there to look after Franky or is Franky there to look after her? She replies, “neither, we are here to look after each other.” I think this sums up what their relationship is all about.
AE: Is Franky and Mini’s relationship in Series 6 what you would have expected to happen after how it was left in Series 5?
DBR: It’s actually better because I was worried that the writers would aim for something that was very commercial because of the demand by some fans for “Minky” to happen and the actual storyline that they’ve created is beautiful. Mini and Franky are never going to just have sex because it’s not sexual, it’s much deeper than that and I hope all the fans appreciate it for not being predictable.
I like your response DBR! Why go straight for the lesbian relationship? I know we all loved Naomily, but they don’t need to try to replicate that. I’m glad they took it in the direction of a deep, complicated friendship, that’s a rare enough thing to see between two females on tv, isn’t it? Just because it’s not sexual doesn’t mean it’s not important.