The fourth story is about this marvelous TV show. It features ground-breaking and award-winning portrayals of two characters with developmental disabilities, as well as a character with OCD. During a related movie, a fan was featured with a diagnosis of Asperger’s. The other thing to know about this show is that its creators take their source material very, very seriously. Oh, not the physical location or even the laws of physics, no. But the emotional weight and impact of things, absolutely. It’s one of the most honest shows on air in that regard. This show is very, very good at showing what things, including disability, mean for the people living with them. In fact, it’s kind of what their third season looks like it will be about.
It’s also a fundamentally political show embarking on a very noisy season. And it’s chosen to show the people bullying my brother, and the people causing so much harm to disabled people every day with flippant comments, in a negative light.
Which brings me to the last point. Why is Sugar choosing Asperger’s, specifically?
Because it’s getting this level of response.
Beautiful and sensible breakdown of what Sugar Motta means in the context of Glee from the perspective of someone with Autism. This is a must-read if you’ve been following any of the related stories and especially if you are sick of the arguments.