Here We Go Again

September 22, 2011

To complete the Asperger’s excuse hat trick, Glee has given us a character named Sugar Motta who has self-diagnosed AS and uses it as an excuse to say whatever she wants.
I haven’t seen the episode yet, so I’m not entirely qualified to comment on this lovely development right now, but I think it’s safe to assume that Ryan Murphy and the Glee writing staff will handle this with the same amount of care, sensitivity and attention to detail that they have lavished upon sexuality, bullying, race, disability, plot, coherence, music and good taste.

Incidentally, it’s not the clinically-diagnosed Aspie in me that makes me say that Ryan Murphy is a self-absorbed and marginally-gifted hack who is capable of the occasional good idea but has about as much ability to follow-through as I did as an uncoordinated autistic kid in basketball lessons; it’s the entertainment critic.

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4 Responses to “Here We Go Again”

  1. alcyonrambling Says:

    Oh my, yet again, I’m so happy to be out of the loop! But I’m also happy, Sarah, that you’re offering up these nuggets of weirdness.

    I’m so grateful for my upbringing. For a few weeks I courted with the idea that my diagnosis could allow me to say what I want whenever I wanted, but simple human decency instilled along the way put an end to that…

    You’ve been on quite the writing spree girl; keep it up!

  2. Laurie Says:

    I did see it, and it wasn’t well done. Compared to the shows that refuse to label their Aspie character, it was way off the mark.

  3. E Says:

    You might like this Aspie quiz…I found it interesting:

    http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

  4. neili Says:

    I absolutely hate the character on glee she is a self absorbed twit who doesn’t portray an aspie by any means, she uses aspergers as an excuse to be rude and that is not right at all. I think the best show that has depicted aspies relatively well would be modern family but we aren’t all like t.v. shows and people need to realize that when you hear someone is an aspie it’s not an excuse it’s a gift that we use to see the world and if people could see the world how we see it I think that many people would be surprised.


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