ryryspoonie said: Hi, I was wondering maybe you know of movies or series about chronically ill/disabled characters? I don't know if there's a masterpost somewhere (couldn't find anything) and I'm not sure where to start looking. I think it would really help getting to terms with having a chronic illness myself and seeing recognisable situations on screen.
Posting this for Spoonies in the know, as I don’t watch movies that often.
I will forewarn you all that most movies with characters that have terminal or chronic illnesses romanticize the concept. There are very few, if any, that accurately depict our struggles. Please don’t let this be your only source of reference or support.
*love & spoons*
The Fault in Our Stars book/movie actually did a really good job.
How To Train Your Dragon and How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the television show Dragons: Riders of Berk is quite brilliant with Hiccup and Toothless as permanently disabled characters.
Repo! The Genetic Opera has a chronically ill main character
I know Chelsie Hill (a para and star on Push Girls) just coauthored a book, Push Girl. (I have yet to read it, though)
Push Girls as a reality tv series follows four women with SCI, (and I believe Auti Angel deals with chronic pain because of her SCI I believe?)
My Gimpy Life is a web series that can be found on youtube which is about a disabled actress trying to make it in Hollywood.