Upstaging Mother’s Day

up·stage /ˌəpˈstāj/ verb gerund or present participle: upstaging divert attention from (someone) towards oneself. "they were totally upstaged by their co-star in the film" I know there's other big news in the world of autism lately thanks to Elon Musk, but since it's Mother's Day here in the US could we maybe celebrate some fantastic Autistic… Continue reading Upstaging Mother’s Day

Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Ok, so Backstage has a listing right now for a casting call for neurodivergent talent. Great, right? That's exactly what we want is more accurate representation! This should be a good thing, right? Screenshot of backstage.com Company Last Resort Productions Gabby Harrison, writer-dir. Production Description Casting "Radio Static," for two actors for a virtual reading… Continue reading Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’

To whom it may concern: Your theater is set to premiere or is currently showing the movie Music, written and directed by Sia Furler. In this film the title character is an Autistic young woman who is non-speaking, which would have been a great opportunity for the Autistic Community to get some accurate representation in… Continue reading Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’