The subject of disabled characters and able-bodied actors has been coming up again and again over the past few days so Clara and I decided to do a little comic about Glee and our feelings on most movies involving characters with disabilities. This episode is dedicated to Cherylee Houston, a disabled actress who plays the “feisty new girlfriend” of Kirk Sutherland’s character on Coronation Street (via InspireBlog).
This episode was also inspired by, and as such dedicated to, a great academic named Dan Harvey, who threw caution to the wind and bravely wrote a great paper about Glee and their problematic uses and abuses of disabled characters. We tip our hats to you Mr. Harvey and may you forever stay one wheel ahead of the blood-thirsty mob of Glee fans who are no doubt out to get you. Stay strong buddy.