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How Film & TV Misrepresented Neurodiversity

Check out The Takeaway on The Tomorrow War: https://youtu.be/yy3EsWLDAnU on @Amazon Prime Video Film and TV have long failed to depict neurodiverse characters with accuracy – often framing them as the “odd one out” or as autistic savants, like in Rain Man (1988). But lately, as our society learns more about neurodiversity, we have begun to see a change. Nuanced portrayals of neurodiverse characters aim to put us in their shoes and give us a window into how they experience the world differently. Audiences have rallied behind characters such as Abed (Danny Pudi) in Community, and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Sherlock, reclaiming and celebrating them for providing authenticity to neurodiverse stories. Here’s our take on our evolving understanding of the neurodivergent character, and why film and TV have a responsibility to show us that thinking and behaving differently are not problems that need to be fixed. Support The Take: Shop our Limited Edition Merch: https://www.the-take.com/shop Support our channel and look great doing it with Take t-shirts, hoodies, and more! If you like this video, subscribe to our channel and support us by: Joining our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thetake vote on the topic we cover next, gain early access to videos and much more! Follow The Take: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThisIsTheTake Instagram: http://instagram.com/ThisIsTheTake Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Take/6898188394 Twitter: http://twitter.com/ThisIsTheTake Website: https://the-take.com/ We are The Take (formerly ScreenPrism).

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