Saturday, November 23, 2013

Photo Of The Day

"Transformer" style robot toy with leg missing and using a traditional wooden crutch
From the Disability Curious Tumblr blog.

" ... show me what you need in the bedroom."

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I’ve been feeling under the weather the last couple of days, which is why I didn’t do any blogging yesterday. I wanted to get something up today, so here’s one of the best scenes from “Passion Fish”, a great disability-themed film from the 1990s. I was going to say “underrated”, but “forgotten” might be a better word. It was nominated for 2 Oscars in 1992, including Mary McDonnell for Best Actress. I think this was her most notable role between 1990’s “Dances With Wolves” and her role as President Roslin in the remade “Battlestar Galactica” TV series. But who remembers it, apart from film critics and disabled people?

For what it’s worth, it seems like “Passion Fish" passes both the Bechdel Test, and my proposed Disability Bechdel Test.