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ReFramed - Disability in Media
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ReFramed is a podcast and vodcast series that explores the representation of people with disability in TV & Film. Join us as we analyse, praise and critique everything from Australian films to Game of Thrones. The series will be available on Youtube and all your favourite podcast apps.
ReFramed Episode 18 - Akii Ngo + Love and Other Drugs
Join us for the final episode of ReFramed Season 1! This week, we welcome Akii Ngo - an advocate, model, writer and consultant based in Melbourne. Akii brings a range of lived experiences to this episode, and an interesting take on 'Love and Other Drugs'. The 2010 film stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, with the former acting as a young woman with Parkinson's.
ReFramed Episode 17
This week we welcome the incredible Nina Tame to ReFramed. Nina is a writer, content creator and disability advocate. Her educational and hilarious content shines a light on ableism, representation, parenting children with disability, and everything in between. Nina joins us this week to help analyse Finding Nemo - a 2003 Disney film, which has been a family favourite for the past 20 years. Tune in to find out more about Nina, and learn about what she thought of Finding Nemo!
ReFramed Episode 16
This week, we have the incredible Angel Dixon on with us to help analyse 'Raising Dion' - a Netflix series that follows a boy who develops some serious super powers.Angel joins us with a range of knowledge and experience in the field of representation and inclusion. She has worked tirelessly to effect change in fashion, on screen and beyond. Angel was previously CEO of Attitude Foundation, and currently serves as a member of the Board. Tune in to hear more from Angel, and learn what we thought about Raising Dion.
ReFramed Episode 15
Welcome back to ReFramed - Disability in Media!This week, we welcome the lively Rhiannon Tracey to help analyse and discuss 'The Sex Lives of College Girls'. Rhiannon is an all-round powerhouse full of energy. She runs her own wellness and recovery centre - The Next Step - and also works as a model, influencer and key note speaker.Join Robyn, Jason & Rhiannon on this week's episode.
ReFramed Episode 14
This week, we welcome Carly Findlay - a passionate activist, author, and speaker. She also works as Access and Inclusion Coordinator at Melbourne Fringe. Carly joins Robyn & Jason to review Malory Towers, a BBC show that can be viewed on ABC iView in Australia. Not only is Malory Towers an Enid Blyton adaptation full of nostalgia, it also features Beth Bradfield - an actress with facial difference. Tune in to learn what our ReFramers thought about the portrayal of facial difference in the series, as well as Carly's insights into representation, ableism and barriers for people with disability.
ReFramed Episode 13
This week, we welcome the incredible Tracey Vieira - Chief Content Officer at Hoodlum (an Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning production company based in Australia, the US and the UK).Tracey joins Steph & Jason to review Hawkeye, one of Marvel's newest instalments on Disney+Tune in to hear their thoughts on the portrayals of disability in the series, as well as Tracey's incredible insight to the film & TV industry.
ReFramed Episode 12
This week, we welcome Carson Tueller to the podcast. Carson has amassed a following on social media, through sharing his honest journey through acquiring disability, unlearning ableism and his career in personal and professional development.Along with Jason and Steph, these three ReFramers analyse A Quiet Place Part 2 - which picks up immediately after A Quiet Place. Like the first film, Part 2 centres around the Abbott family - including Regan, a Deaf teenager. The Abbott's navigate their alien-infested world, as Regan strives to find a way to defeat the aliens for good.Tune in to hear our thoughts, and find out our IDR scores!
ReFramed Episode 11
THE INTERSECTIONAL QUEEN HAS ARRIVED! 👑 A very warm welcome to Tobi Green Adenowo, who joins us from the UK on this week’s episode. Alongside Jason & Robyn, Tobi helps us analyse one of our recent favourite animation films - Luca.It’s a week of laughs, great reviews, and (as always) amazing chats about disability representation in film and TV.
ReFramed Episode 10
This week, we are lucky enough to be joined by Catia Malaquias, as we discuss Netflix series The Witcher. The series follows a range of characters navigating a fantasy world of demons, magic, demon hunters, and (of course) politics. One of the key characters in the series - Yennefer - begins her journey as a young woman with disability, which is exactly why we're reviewing the series on this podcast!Tune in to hear our thoughts!
ReFramed Episode 9
Join us again this week as we discuss The Peanut Butter Falcon, a film about a man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a wrestler. On his journey, he meets with an outlaw who becomes his friend and coach. We are thrilled to let you all know that this week's guest is Graeme Innes - former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and an absolute legend for disability rights in Australia. Guess what!? He's also a big fan of the podcast! YAY!
ReFramed Episode 8 - James Parr & The Secret Garden
Welcome back, fellow ReFramers! This week we welcomed the wonderful James Parr to the show. James is a model, advocate, triathlete, writer and more!This week we analyse 'The Secret Garden'. The film follows a young girl who is displaced early in the film, and ends up living with her uncle. Here she finds a garden, friends, and a cousin - Colin, a wheelchair user who spends all his time in bed.Join us as we discuss this very interesting (and mostly terrible) portrayal of disability!
ReFramed Episode 7
This week, we have the incredible K Shantel join us to discuss one of Marvel's newest films, Eternals.Eternals follows an ancient group of superheroes, who are tasked with destroying their evil counterparts - The Deviants. As always, there's a few twists and turns - and the film seemingly sets up a new set of films in the MCU. We discuss Eternals because one of the main superheroes - Makkari - is Deaf and is played by Deaf actress, Lauren Ridloff. Follow along with this episode to find out what Jason, Steph & K Shantel thought of the disability representation in Eternals.
ReFramed Episode 6
And we're back with Episode 6 of ReFramed, where Steph, Jason & Robyn met to chat about the past few months and analysed Sex Education.Sex Education (can be watched on Netflix) follows an eclectic bunch of young adults as they navigate their last few years of school, sexuality, identity and more. In Season 2, we're introduced to the show's first visibly disabled character - Isaac. You'll have to watch this ep to learn more about what the trio thought of this portrayal!
ReFramed Episode 5
Wow - you've made it to episode 5!Thanks for sticking with us. You're about ready to start educating your friends and family about disability representation. Or just let us do the hard yards, and send them our way!This episode, Jason rambles on with Robyn and Jason McCurry - a man with a variety of lived experiences of disability, who works in empowering young people with disability to create the change they hope for in the world. Yes, I know - another Jason! Let's call him Jason M. These 3 ReFramers chat about:The Politician... Ryan Murphy's Netflix series which follows quite a diverse group of characters who battle it out for political power at an American high school. The show explores disability experiences through multiple characters, with a special mention going out to Ryan J. Haddad who plays the role of Andrew Cashman - a student with cerebral palsy.A Quiet Place... This dystopian action thriller features quite a positive, realistic and nonchalant portrayal of disability. It's not overly hyped, pitied or made into inspo-porn. Plus, it's a great film and features an A-List cast. The best part? One of the main characters is played by an actress with disability. The worst part? When it was released, it actually wasn't made fully accessible to the community of people they were representing. *insert disappointed face*
ReFramed Episode 4
Hey ReFramer! You're now on episode 4, and it's time to re-introduce Robyn Lambird (they/them, she/her) to the series! Jason and Robyn chat all things inclusion, disability representation, and welcome Ming Luo (she/her) as their special guest. Ming brings an array of experiences with her, including lived experience of being blind. The trio discuss the following media pieces:The Fundamentals of Caring... Another Hollywood film that casts a non-disabled person as a character with disability. This time, though, they frame disability experiences in a much more realistic and light-hearted way. The story follows a young man with disability as he gets a new direct support person, and goes on his first road trip.In The Dark... Suggested by Ming, this series is hilarious in the wrong (but so right) kind of way. The story follows a young woman (who happens to be blind), as she tries to uncover who murdered one of her friends. It's a great show, but once again, a non-disabled person is cast in the role.
ReFramed Episode 3
You're up to the third episode of 'ReFramed - Disability in Media'! In this episode, Jason & Steph catch up with Genevieve Clay-Smith and discuss 2 very important pieces of media:Game of Thrones... do we really need to explain this one? Based on the novels by George R R Martin, the crew dive into conversation around 2 main characters with disability - Tyrion Lannister & Bran Stark. And yes, there's spoilers! Queen in the North! Me Before You... in Jason's own words, this one is an absolute "bin fire". Based on a novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes, it follows a young man with disability (played by the ridiculously handsome but NON-DISABLED actor, Sam Claflin) as he meets the love of his life, and then chooses to die by assisted suicide anyway. Seriously, what is with our culture of celebrating terribly ableist books and turning them into Hollywood films with huge star power!?
ReFramed Episode 2
Welcome to episode 2 of 'ReFramed - Disability in Media'!This episode, Jason & Steph chat with the hilarious Rose Callaghan. Follow along, as they analyse: 'The Wrong Girl' - an Australian TV series starring Jessica Marais. The main character's brother is a person with disability, portrayed by a non-disabled actor.'Wonder' - a Hollywood family drama film based on the novel 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. The film follows a family whose youngest member - Augie - is a boy with facial difference.
ReFramed Episode 1
The first episode of 'ReFramed - Disability in Media' introduces us to Jason Clymo (series host) and his co-hosts, Steph Dower and Robyn Lambird. Together they explain where this podcast series was born from, and why disability representation is so important. Learn about the completely made-up "Inclusive Disability Representation Scale" (IDR Scale), and follow along as the trio discuss the Netflix series 'Special' - starring Ryan O'Connell, who also created and Executive Produced the series.Also learn about ReFramed's parent company - Attitude Foundation - and the mission they have of reframing modern media to ensure that there are more realistic inclusions of people with disability.