A collection of disability themed double bills, all of which portray authentic disability representation across a variety of genres.
The horror genre flashes a sliver of potential for the representation of disabled people.
Shot in black and white, Lynch’s historical drama explores themes of compassion, the human condition and man’s inhumanity to man.
Disability is an identity much like race or gender, but the arts are lacking in disability representation. Instead, disabled individuals like myself regularly see non-disabled actors emulate the characteristics of a marginalised group without any outreach into the community they depict.
The episode danced around themes of accessibility, independence and disability pride, barely scratching the surface of the issues and values central to the disability rights movement.