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The Madwoman of Chaillot
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Nov 23
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Hee, this reminds me of a Connie Willis story where a character has a business organizing and setting up huge, elaborate Christmases for clients--everything from decorating to the dinner. They all have themes, like rooms in a Vegas hotel.

Nov 21
4

I do think the fact that Maddie Ziegler is not Dustin Hoffman or Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t helping this situation. Looking at the trailer, it appears to be a stereotypical portrayal of someone with autism. That may be more of a writing problem than a performance problem, but add in the fact that you have a neurotypical Read more

Nov 21
18

Oh look, someone writes about a marginalized, misrepresented community constantly being shut out of an industry that wants to make portrayals of them, and all the commentariat fills up with self-righteous bros (who’ve never had to consider anyone outside of their own personal experience of the world) talking about how Read more

Nov 21
12

Autistic people should have the same professional opportunities as anyone else. Obviously. But there are other factors at play that go into casting someone. Read more

Nov 21
17

I don’t know whether it’s intentional, but you’re completely glossing over the bit where Hollywood uses disabilities for Oscar bait and then says it’s “too hard” to accommodate actual disabled people on sets.

Nov 21
12

I don't like Batman either. He's a billionaire who spends his time beating up mentally ill poor people. His money could fun all the psychiatric services they need. Give me Spider-Man any day.

Nov 21
11

Okay, so this is massively stupid. An actor’s job is, quite by definition, to portray someone/thing they’re not. Read more

Nov 21
24

Hoffman is accused of groping and harassing multiple women, one of whom was 17 at the time. It’s fucked up to make light of that and pretend that it’s some kind of unfair attack because he got laid a lot.

Nov 21
11

Anytime I see these ridiculous culture war battles about who’s “allowed” to play certain roles I think of this clip:

Nov 21
9

I agree that you don’t necessarily need to have autism to play an autistic person, but referring to that condition as ‘trauma’ isn’t helping your case.

Nov 21
11

My issue with it is so many times disabilities are portrayed as over the top caricatures to invoke emotion. Yes disabilities suck but I’d much rather see more people in films and TV with them living normal lives with only the occasional hiccup. We need less Dustin Hoffman Rain men and more Danny Pudi Abeds