In which Jess dream casts the characters – and the director! – for Frances Hardinge’s Costa Award-winning book The Lie Tree!
This episode is a roller-coaster as Dorin and Kendyl begin by saying they enjoyed watching Me Before You (2016) and end by calling it a train wreck.
Question of the Week: Can you recommend some books/television/movies with good disabled representation? Maybe even actually written by someone living with a disability?
The Articles We Mentioned:
Huffington Post: ‘Why Are You Complaining? Some People Actually Feel That Way’: A Critique of ‘Me Before You’
Upworthy: A Hollywood film about disability has a lot of people feeling left out.
The Guardian: ‘I’m not a thing to be pitied’: the disability backlash against Me Before You
Variety: Film Review: ‘Me Before You’
The Telegraph: Quadriplegic author hits out at Me Before You after book features in film
UPI: Sam Claflin talks challenge of playing quadriplegic Will in ‘Me Before You’
Popcrush: ‘Me Before You’ Sparks Controversy Over Message About Disability
Don’t forget to check out our episode on the novel by Jojo Moyes!