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The series is set in the year 2020, in a post-nuclear Seattle, and follows the story of a genetically-enhanced young woman named Max (played by Jessica Alba) who escaped years ago with several others from a secret military institution called Manticore.
Ten years later, Max now lives in Seattle, where she works as a bike messenger and hangs out with a handful of friends including her lesbian best friend Original Cindy, and her love interest Logan Cale, a wheelchair-bound vigilante crusading for world peace.
One of the major characters, Original Cindy, is openly lesbian. Her sexuality is introduced early in the pilot episode when talking with her friend Max:
ORIGINAL CINDY: Now, why can't I find a girlfriend like that? Brings him lunch everyday...thoughtful, sweet...legs from here to there.
Both Original Cindy and her (heterosexual) friends exhibit a comfort and candidness about her 'alternative' sexuality that is still rarely seen on television.
Queer characters appear in a few other episodes. In one episode Max's boss finds himself falling in love with a transsexual woman. In another we find out that a lizard-like mutant is gay.
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