Sia directed a movie about an autistic teen and the trailer dropped. The actress does not have autism. Sia states they tried to work with an autistic actor but it was too stressful for her. She says she included many actors who are both trans (in positive roles) and on the spectrum.
News article taking a more middle of the road approach:
Over the top tweet:
To me, this is just another good example of the "woke" internet mob:
- Instant judgement. Opinion is based solely on trailer.
- Speaking for the community - Greta Thunberg calls autism her "superpower", and as annoying as I find it - it's unfair to say this movie using positive terminology instead of "disability" is an example of "able-ism" when it is a point of view that comes straight from people with Autism.
I'm critical of a lot of things Sia has done, and don't expect to like this movie (funny - no one has linked the trailer, I haven't seen it yet), but I dislike the "internet justice mob" blowing up at anyone.
You have the real people in the middle, with the arguments raging all around them. And no representation because any attempt to be inclusive is met with a raging war around the fact it's not "perfect".