Today we watched CODA, a wonderful film about a teenage daughter trying to explain her passion for singing to her deaf parents. We also discuss the disabled penchant for tolerating inconvenience, generational differences in coping mechanisms, caregivers losing housekeys, and how to break-in new powerchair joysticks.
More episodes from "Cripple Threat"
E48 - Emily Kranking
1:28:38Today we revisited the 2020 movie Best Summer Ever with star Emily Kranking. We discussed acting with a disability, the rising importance of authentic casting, and accessibility struggles of high school. You can follow Emily @emilykranking Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E47 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
1:30:47Today we watched Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, a visual treat with a lazy romantic component and forgettable songs. We also talk about Tony singing in the shower, powerchair stigma, scoliosis pain, and making friends in your thirties. Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E46 - 39 Pounds of Love (2005)
1:43:10Today we watched 39 Pounds of Love, a feel good film about a skinny wheelie with spinal muscular atrophy who journey's across America to confront the doctor that gave him a dire prognosis. We also discuss the dangers of outdated attendant phones, disdain for the "use it or lose it mentality", the terrible trope of unrequited cripple love, and Jamie's unlikely befriending of Dwayne Johnson. Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E45 - Gregory Go Boom (2013)
1:21:38Today we watched a deeply offensive short film about a neglected wheelie who gets rejected 3 times and decides to self immolate. We also discuss Tony's ongoing cottage saga, Jamie's dubious usage of straws, rom coms with broken male leads, and how not to subvert cripple sentiment. Shoutout to @4moonscounseling for recommending the film! Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E44 - Rear Window (1954)
1:36:18Today we watched Rear Window, a classic Hitchcock film about a disabled peeping-tom who witnesses a murder and enlists his wife and attendant to conduct an investigation. We also discuss Tony's bite therapy regiment, how to identify constructive pain, living vicariously through able bodied lives, disability as an allegory for impending commitment, and the ways we've overcompensated as a disabled partner. Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E43 - Misery (1990)
1:36:47Today we watched Misery, a thriller about a lonely nurse who holds an author captive after a crippling car accident and forces him to re-write his latest manuscript. As well, we discuss Jamie's anxieties over food prep, the challenge of maintaining privacy in attendant care environments, the dangers of powerchair floor hockey, and a defense of Kathy Bates. Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E42 - Best Summer Ever (2020)
1:39:47Today we review Best Summer Ever, a Grease-inspired teen musical with a cast of wheelies that forced us more than any other film so far to confront our ableism. Also, we discuss the potential perks of disabled space travel, the circus of getting a photo ID with a headrest, going clothes shopping without an attendant, and the shock of seeing disabled characters in "unlikely" occupations. Find out more at http://cripplethreatpodcast.com
E41 - Come As You Are (2019)
1:43:57Today we have a heated debate about whether the consistent hilarity of Come As You Are is enough to forgive its faults. Also we talk about Canadian Thanksgiving, portion control, eating on a first date, and Louis Theroux documentaries.
E40 - CODA (2021)
1:46:17Today we watched CODA, a wonderful film about a teenage daughter trying to explain her passion for singing to her deaf parents. We also discuss the disabled penchant for tolerating inconvenience, generational differences in coping mechanisms, caregivers losing housekeys, and how to break-in new powerchair joysticks.
E39 - The Mask (1994)
1:41:35Today we watched The Mask, a formative childhood film for both of us about a MacGuffin that makes Jim Carrey behave like a horny alcoholic cartoon. Also we talk about bringing wheelchairs to cottages, spastic dental encounters, dismantling nostalgia, and letting go of harmful inhibitions.