How Far Can Our Imagination Go?

16 Apr

 

Years ago on The Daily Show, comedian Lewis Black offered a weak defense of using the R-word. In his tirade, Black yuk-yukked about the idea of a show starring developmentally disabled people. His joke was hilarious if you find the sheer idea of such a show hilarious.

Well, this week the German disability advocacy organization Aktion Mensch has published a video that asks, “What if disabled people got to be the stars in Hollywood movies?” As examined before on the blog, it is a genuine problem that almost no famous actors are disabled and almost no disabled actors are famous. So with that I leave you all the video above and best wishes for this holiday weekend.

 

 

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One Response to “How Far Can Our Imagination Go?”

  1. desertcurmudgeon April 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    I had high hopes for the fine actor R.J. Mitte, who played Walt’s disabled son on Breaking Bad. But now that the show has been done for a few years, I’ve found that almost every actor on the show has parlayed the success of B.B. into more acting opportunites…except for R.J. This puzzles me because he wasn’t great “for a disabled actor”, he was just plain great.

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