Cripple Threat
2 months ago

E28 - Five Feet Apart (2019)

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Today we watched five feet apart, a chronic illness drama about two teens with cystic fibrosis who fall in love during a long term stay at a sick kids hospital. Through this film we tackle the trope of disability as a romantic obstacle, which despite being a frustrating literary device is still extremely resonant for disabled people in reality. Also, we talk about the challenges of explaining disability to strangers (especially children), the unfounded embarrassments of feeding tubes, the over-romanticization of inaccessible tourism, and how to spot unhealthy disabled dating opportunities.

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