MSNBC: 'Me Before You' Controversy Puts Hollywood on Notice

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MSNBC: 'Me Before You' Controversy Puts Hollywood on Notice

6/10/16

by Adam Howard

The romantic drama “Me Before You” has become a breakout sleeper hit at the box office this summer but its plot — which revolves around a quadriplegic man seeking euthanasia — has turned off a lot of audiences and activists.

The movie’s defenders, including author Jojo Moynes, who wrote the bestselling book the film is based on, have argued that it doesn’t have a sociopolitical agenda. But as far as some members of the disabled community are concerned, it’s another example of how Hollywood has virtually one story to tell when it comes to people with disabilities — and it isn’t a very realistic one. Continue reading . . .