Dexter

Dexter

This is another show I only just started watching. ¬†I’m on episode five. ¬†I watched it last night at a friend’s house and as it came time to interview a kidnap victim who had had one foot and one hand chopped off, my friend said, “Oh, you’re going to hate this next part.” Do my friends know me or what? He was right. ¬†I was quite irritated when this man said that probably a woman would never even look at him again. ¬†In support of this idea, one of the main characters buys him a hooker. Seriously? ¬†Once he puts on the¬†prostheses¬†that the hospital was donating to him it would be hard for anyone to even notice he was missing anything. ¬†But even going beyond that, there are people with much more¬†noticeable¬†and debilitating...

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Review, part two

Review, part two

This review is from:¬†The Night, They Say, Was Made for Love: Plus My Sexual Scrapbook (Paperback) “Great and humerous read!!! John Callahan is a very talented man who has never let his disability get in his way.”   What exactly does his disability have to do with this? ¬†What would it get in the way of? ¬†Being talented? ¬†Drawing cartoons? ¬†Writing a book? ¬†I think his disability is irrelevant in this context, am I wrong about that? This review just sounds patronizing to me. Being patronized for writing a book by someone who can’t spell, I hope Callahan got a laugh from that.

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In Praise of Wheelchairs

In Praise of Wheelchairs

“…at 23yrs old I thought falling over daily was ‘normal’. Now I have my wheels I can go shopping, socialise, dance, sail, even do some basic chores on a good day. All things that without my wheels would be simply: Impossible. I walk where I can and I wheel where I can’t. My wheels quite literally gave me back my life. My independance. My sparkle.” http://stickmancommunications.blogspot.com/2011/03/international-wheelchair-day.html   Love this article! ¬†Check it out. ¬†I can’t believe I missed “International Wheelchair Day.”

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Rear Window, remake

Rear Window, remake

A shame, but this straight-to-tv movie staring Christopher Reeve (after his accident) is nothing but a vehicle for him to talk about disability issues. ¬†The whole story gets completely bogged down in this educating. I’m all for teaching people about disability issues, that’s a real passion of mine. ¬†If you’re going to use a fictional story to do that, though, it has to be gentle, in the background, and not overwhelming the plot. ¬†This feels more like a documentary on quadriplegia than a fiction movie. The original Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window has the main character in a wheelchair with a broken leg, and his immobility is used to up the ante on the fear. ¬†Similar to my comments on Bone Collector and MonkeyShines, it isn’t surprising that...

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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith is another older one, it came out in 1992. ¬†The movie is really a thought experiment, a what-if proposition. ¬†What would happen if a sleezy, fake faith healer actually cured someone? So the cure of the disabled character, a teenage boy named Boyd, was already pretty much built in. ¬†The movie used disability as a plot device, but plenty of films have done that. ¬†I can’t really fault them for using it that way, since that is where they started, but the whole what-if is pretty ridiculous. ¬†What happened in this movie could never happen in real life. Unfortunately this derails me into religion, which is certainly another hot topic. ¬†I am a spiritual person, but I don’t¬†believe¬†that God arbitrarily hurts some people and heals others....

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