Breakthrough Netflix Show: Special

Special is “a distinctive and uplifting new series about a gay man named Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants.”[

Special takes a look at the LGBTQIA+ community from a rarely if ever seen angle, from the perspective of a disabled person.

Highly lauded as both history-making and well-made viewing, Special also is unique in that the main character is actually played the by the author and inspiration of the book “I’m Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves” that is basis for the series.

Opting for direct representation rather than an actor to play him, Ryan O’Connell is a wonder and delight and is providing representation for an often overlooked community. We look forward to seeing this progression of Netflix into an LGBTQIA+ film and tv powerhouse.

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