Did you guys watch the premiere of the Sundance Channel's Push Girls? I was so excited to watch the reality show, which follow four women with disabilities (Angela, Auti, Mia and Tiphany) living and working in Los Angeles, and then I realized I don't get the Sundance Channel...eeek! The Atlantic calls it a refreshing antidote to Hollywood's fraught relationship with disabled actors:
"Most of the time, Hollywood seems confused about how to treat actors with disabilities. Movies and TV shows rely heavily on stories that focus on disabilities themselves rather than the people behind them. The cleavage, flirtations, judgements, and relationship problems help dispel misconceptions about what women who use wheelchairs can and can't do. In fact, one of the most enjoyable things about Push Girls is the show's comfort with its stars' bodies."
Luckily, I can watch the first episode online! Will you be watching? xoxo
[Thanks to reader Sofia for the tip]