…’m not inherently against neurotypicals playing autistics or neurotypicals writing about autistics. Maybe I’m not “woke” enough, but apart from Sia’s defensive reactions, it’s actually not the casting itself that has me the most angry. That would presume that casting an autistic actor could have saved this movie.
Exactly!! They already weren’t willing to make accommodations for an autistic actor. It was a mess from the start. Really, the casting is secondary to how the original actress was treated. The answer isn’t to just cast and traumatize someone else.