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09 Dec 2022, 7:30 am

I'm a woman who was adult diagnosed recently with moderated severity autism at 19. This my mother knows.

I'm also gay. This my mother doesn't know. I plan to tell them when I'm economically dependent so I can cut ties if needed. I don't think mom would react much negatively by herself, she would be upset but wouldn't kick me from home, but I fear she would tell my fascist father. She just follows his opinions as well, which worries me a lot. I can see she does so with reluctancy because she tiptoes around me on "political" topics but the brainwashing damage is just so apparent when she talks to someone she feels safe saying this s**t to. Don't judge her too harshly, we're both abuse victims.

I'm seeking films that are primarily about autism. Good films about autism, or average films with queer or domestic violence sub-themes.

I think some Alan Turing biography that overplays autistic traits would be nice. The man was maaaaybe autistic, gay, and suffered a thousand-times cruel fate because of the later. I still don't know any films about Alan Turing though.

I want this because she's knee-deep in quantum woo and I want to get a more clinical/"this is my life" lens before she enters the "buy special bath salt to cure autism" loophole.



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09 Dec 2022, 12:34 pm

I would recommend watching the netflix show "As We See It"


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09 Dec 2022, 1:32 pm

I suspect none of these are exactly what you are looking for but some of the better movies I know of about Autistics are:

=>- Adam [2009]
=>- Mozart and the Whale [2005]
=>- Snow Cake [2006]

and, of course:

=>- Temple Grandin [2010]

And, for Alan Turing, I think you might want to check:

=>- The Imitation Game [2014]


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09 Dec 2022, 3:37 pm

Thank you for your replies, will put them on the list :)



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09 Dec 2022, 4:18 pm

The Ghost Train.

Hook, Line And Sinker.

Murder By Death.

The Railway Children.

Housekeeping (1987).

Gregorys Girl.

The Holiday.

Johnny English.

(I can keep going!)



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12 Dec 2022, 9:50 pm

Not to show your parents but for you I would recommend Heartbreak High on Netflix.



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12 Dec 2022, 10:31 pm

for autism:
extraordinary attorney woo
move to heaven

as for queer and putting queer in a good light:
queer eye brazil
queer eye



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14 Dec 2022, 8:53 pm

Perhaps In A Different Key [2020]...which is more from the viewpoint of someone who is not Autistic but is close to the Autistic.

Also mentioned in the Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation forum.


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14 Dec 2022, 9:26 pm






Six Feet Under (HBO / Hulu)

- Domestic Violence
- Personality Disorders
- Gay characters
- Bicurious characters
- Coming Out scenes
- Religion v. Sexuality themes
- Mother Ruth could be read as autistic



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14 Dec 2022, 9:42 pm

Atypical: Not so much about the main character's autism, but his sister Casey's storyline as she comes out.




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14 Dec 2022, 10:40 pm

Parenthood (TV Series):


There's a very good story about an autistic boy Max, and his parents coming to terms with diagnosis.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3HpvjZS4kQ&t=55s ^









His sister comes out during the story. I can't find many scenes about her except this:






In addition to Max there's the story of an adult man Hank, being diagnosed as autistic:



I'm totally in love with him as a character. ^