June 18, 2020

Speculative fiction is recognising the power of disability

In 2016, the internet was rife with divisive opinions over Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You. The novel, published in 2012, chronicled the relationship between a recently-paralyzed man, Will, and his caregiver, Louisa. The 2016 film, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, faced significant backlash over its ending. Despite his burgeoning relationship with Louisa, Will commits rational, assisted suicide.

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