[ ♪ LOOK AT ME - JOHN LENNON ♪ ]

♪ Look at me ♪

♪ Who am I supposed to be? Who am I supposed to be? ♪

♪ Look at me ♪

♪ What am I supposed to be? What am I supposed to be? ♪

♪ Look at me ♪

♪ Oh, my love Oh, my love ♪

[ MUSIC FADES OUT, MUSIC FADES IN ]

[ ♪ I AM WHAT I AM - HERMAN J. (1983) [REMIX RESPECT FEAT. HANNAH JONES 1998 ♪ ]

 ♪ [GLORIA] I am what I am [REPEATS] ♪

BOOM [EXPLOSION]

♪ I am what I am I am my own special creation ♪

♪ So come take a look Give me the hook or the ovation ♪

♪ It’s my world that I want to have a little pride in ♪

♪ My world, and it’s not a place I have to hide in ♪

♪ Life’s not worth a damn till you can say ♪

[AMERICAN NEWS REPORTER] I am Sam.

[SEAN PENN] Hi this is Sam!

[MUSIC FADES IN]

[ ♪ I AM WHAT I AM - HERMAN J. (1983) [REMIX RESPECT FEAT. HANNAH JONES 1998 ♪ ]

[AMERICAN REPORTER] And today we’re counting down our picks

for the top ten physically disabled movie characters.

For this list we’re taking a look at the most popular,

well performed and memorable film characters

that also happen to suffer from a physical disability

♪ I am what I am, I dont want praise I dont want pity ♪

[AMERICAN NEWS REPORTER] I am Sam.

♪ I bang my own drum, Some think it's noise ♪

♪ I think it's pretty ♪

[SEAN PENN] Hi this is Sam!

♪ And so what if I love Each sparkle and each bangle ♪

♪ Why not try to see things from a different angle? ♪

[DIRECTOR] To me, the most important part of directing is casting.

Not just the actors but your whole crew.

And that’s just an instinct you have when you see someone’s work

or when you meet them

[CASTING DIRECTOR] From the very, very, earliest moment she wanted

to make a move for Sean, and so did we

[LITTLE BOY] What’s wrong with your father? Why’s he acting like a retard?

[LITTLE GIRL] He is.

[ROBERT DOWNEY JR] Never go full retard. You don’t buy that?

Ask Sean Penn, 2001, “I Am Sam.” Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed.

[SEAN PENN] But you don’t know, you don’t know!

[MICHELLE PFEIFFER] I don't know what?

Yeah, you don’t know what it’s like when you try and you try and you try and try

and you don’t ever get there,

because because you’re born perfect and I was born like this,

and you’re perfect!

[ ♪ PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION ♪ ]

♪ It's got to be perfect ♪

♪ It's got to be worth it, yeah ♪

♪ Too many people take second best ♪

♪ Well, I won’t take anything less ♪

♪ It's got to be, yeah, perfect ♪

[SEANN PENN] People like you don’t know

[MICHELLE PFEIFFER] People like me?

People like you don’t know what its like to get hurted

[♪ EVERYBODY HURTS - BERRY, B., BUCK, P., MILLS, M. AND STIPE, M. (1993) ♪]

Because you don’t... have … feelings. You don't.. People like you

don’t feel anything!

♪ [REM] Everybody hurts, sometimes ♪

[ACTIVIST] I think it’s fantastic that we have films that are depicting disabled characters,

and you get to see a wheelchair on the on the screen, but why can’t we

depict lives like mine, who have got happy endings,

who are full of joy and success, why do we have to emphasise

on this negative that the lives are not as great as others.

Why can’t we look at a happy story, and emphasise on that?

[PROTESTERS] Rights not tragedy! Rights not tragedy!

[ ♪ SHINE - ROBSON, S. AND TAKE THAT (2007) ♪ ] 

[ENGLISH NEWSREADER] At last night’s Premier, protesters called

for a boycott what they dismissed as a disability snuff movie.

Saying that it gives the message that disabled people’s lives

are not worth living.

[SLOTH] Heyyy you guyssss! Ah ha ha!

[ROBERT DOWNEY JR.] You went full retard man…

[ROBERT DOWNEY JR.] Never go full retard …

[INTERVIEWEE] Growing up I never really had a movie, I don’t even remember if

there were movies made about disabled people when I was growing up

Forest Gump and then Hunchback of Notre Dame

those were the only two that I remember

[REVIEWER] Well, the film does work to inspire audiences with Forrest’s

adventurous spirit and perseverance,

it has also been criticised for reinforcing negative stereotypes

surrounding disability such as presenting Forrest in a childlike or naïve manner.

[LITTLE GIRL] Are you stupid or something

[YOUNG FORREST] Mamma says stupid is as stupid does

[LITTLE BOY] Hey dummy!

Are you retarded or just plain stupid?

Look I'm Forrest Gump(!)

[LITTLE GIRL] Just run away Forrest

[ ♪ SMALLTOWN BOY - BRONSKI ♪ ]

[LITTLE GIRL] Just run, Forrest, Run away, hurry!

Run, Forrest, run!

Run, Forrest!

[SLOW MOTION] Run, Forrest, run!

Run, Forrest, Run away, hurry!

[ TOM HANKS] From that day on, if I was going somewhere,

I was running

Run, Forrest, run!

Run, Forrest, run away, hurry!

Run, Forrest, run!

[ROBERT DOWNEY JR.] Tom hanks Forrest Gump, slow yes, retarded maybe,

braces on his legs but he’d charm the pants off next to anyone

He won the pin pong competition, that ain’t retarded and

he was a goddamn war hero

[ ♪ RUNNIN' (LOOSE IT ALL) - NAUGHTY BOY FEAT. BEYONCE AND ARROW BENJAMIN ♪ ]

[TOM HANKS] I ran a long way, For a long time.

[ ♪ NATURE BOY - NAT KING COLE ♪ ]

[ ♪  FLUTES PLAY ♪ ]

[NAT KING COLE] ♪ There was a boy ♪ 

 ♪ A very strange enchanted boy  ♪ 

 ♪ They say he wandered very far, very far,  ♪

 ♪ Over land and sea  ♪

 ♪ A little shy and sad of eye  ♪

 ♪ But very wise, was he  ♪ 

 ♪ And then one day, a magic day he passed my way  ♪ 

 ♪ While we spoke of many things Fools and kings  ♪

 ♪ This he said to me ♪

♪ The greates thing you'll ever learn ♪

♪ Is just to love and be loved in return ♪

[HARP PLAYS]

[SCHOOL TEACHER] I wanna show you something Mrs. Gump

Now this is normal

Forrest is right here(!)

The State requires a minimum IQ of 80 to attend public school Mrs. Gump.

He’s gonna have to go to a special school. He’ll be just fine.

[ ♪ HEDWIG'S THEME - WILLIAMS. J. HARRY POTTER (2001) ♪ ]

[ SALLY FIELD ] What does normal mean anyway

He might be a bit on the slow side

But my boy Forrest is going to get the same opportunities

as everyone else. He's not going to some special school to learn

how to retread tyres! We're talking about 5 little points here.

He’s gonna have to go to a special school. He’ll be just fine. [ECHO]

[ ♪ HEDWIG'S THEME - WILLIAMS. J. HARRY POTTER (2001) ♪ ]

[ ♪ BRASS INSTRUMENTS PLAY ♪ ]

[ RALPH FIENNES ] For those of you who do not know

we are joined tonight by Mss. Charity Burbage

who, until recently, taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 

Her speciality was muggle studies. [LAUGHTER]

It is Miss Burbage’s belief that muggles are not so different from us.

She would, given her way,

Have us mate with them(!)

[CROWD JEERS]

To her, the mixture of magical and muggle blood is not an abomination

but something to be encouraged. 

[ ♪ MONGOLOID - DEVO ♪ ]

[ ♪ ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYS ♪ ]

[ ♪ SYNTH PLAYS ♪ ]

[DEVO] ♪ Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid ♪ 

♪ Happier than you and me ♪

♪ Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid ♪ 

♪ And it determined what he could see ♪

♪ Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid ♪ 

♪ One chromosome too many ♪

♪ Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid ♪ 

♪ And it determined what he could see ♪

[EMMA WATSON] See that girl over there?

That's Romilda Vane, apparently she's trying to smuggle you a love potion.

[ ♪ ENJOY THE SILENCE - DEPECHE MODE ♪ ]

Hey! She's only interested in you because she thinks you're the chosen one.

[ ♪ MUSIC PLAYS ♪ ]

[DANIEL RADCLIFFE] But I am the chosen one.

[THOMAS FELTON] How dare you talk to me, 

You filthy, little mudblood.

No-one asked you're opinion, you filthy little mudblood. 

How dare you talk to me, you filthy little mudblood.

You filthy little mudblood.

[ ♪ MUSIC PLAYS ♪ ]

[DEPECHE MODE] ♪ Words like violence Break the silence ♪

♪ Come crashing in Into my little world ♪

♪ Painful to me, pierce right through me, Can’t you understand, oh my little girl. ♪

♪ All I ever wanted, All I ever needed ♪

♪ Is here, in my arms, Words are very unnecessary ♪

♪ They can only do harm ♪ [MUSIC FADES OUT, MUSIC FADES IN]

[ ♪ THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE - THE ZOMBIES ♪ ]

♪ [THE ZOMBIES] Should I try to hide, the way I feel inside ♪

♪ My heart, for you. Would you say that you ♪

♪ Would try to love me too? In your mind, could you ever be ♪

♪ Really close to me? I can tell the way you smile ♪

♪ If I feel that I could be certain then ♪

♪ I wouls say the things I want to say tonight ♪

♪ But till I can see That you'd really care for me ♪

♪ I will dream That some day you'll be ♪

♪ Really Close to me, I can tell the way you smile

♪ If I feel that I could be certain then ♪

♪ I wouls say the things I want to say tonight ♪

♪ But till I can see That you'd really care for me ♪

♪ I'll keep trying to hide The way I feel inside ♪

[ ♪ ORGAN PLAYS ♪ ]

[ ♪ STRINGS AND FLUTES PLAY ♪ ]

[PIPER LAURIE] Oh.

[NEIGHBOUR] Something the matter?

Oh, my gardener hasn't been for a month, now he can't come for another week.

Ah, they're all the same, useless.

Hi Tim!

Thow a hose over Miss. Horton's bushes before you go will you dear?

There’s a good boy, right?

[MEL GIBSON] Right-oh Mrs. Parker

Good looking isn't he? Not over bright mind you but a nice kid.

[PSYCHOLOGIST] I'd really like to meet some day.

[PIPER LAURIE] I think he'd  like to meet you.

What's he like?

I like chocolate cake.

Any speech abnormality? Any physical deformity?

I'm not a full quid. Anyone will tell you that. 

No, he's quite handsom actually. 

DId you hear that? I'm going to the beach with Mary!

[ ♪ I GET AROUND - BEACH BOYS ♪ ]

Good looking isn't he? Not over bright mind you but a nice kid. 

I like chocolate cake.

What does she see in Tim anyhow?

Now we can go swimming.

What do you mean what does she see in him?

I like chocolate cake

Any speach abnormality? Any physical deformaty?

I like chocolate cake

No, he's quite handsome actually.

[ ♪ GOOD VIBRATIONS - BEACH BOYS ♪ ]

You don't like me anymore, it's him you like now,

I've seen you hugging him all the time. And I want you to  hug me, bud you don't.

Tim!

Mary.

[  ♪ MUSIC PLAYS ♪ ]

[AMERICAN ACCENT] What in the hell was that all about?

[AMERICAN REVIEWER] I’m gonna review Tim from 1979.

This is a romance between Mel Gibson, in his third ever movie at age 24,

and Piper Laurie at age of 47. Their relationship starts off to be

worker employee but he's basically a child. He's described in all

of the literature about this movie as being mildly retarded and in all honesty,

probably some form of autism or aspergers And, he doesn’t get the social concepts of

sex, sexual relationships, compared to friend relationships.

I like you, I really do. Better than anyone, except mam and dad

and Dawny, she’s my sister.

Thank  you, that's very nice of you to say that.

Think nothing of it.

[LAUGHS]

That was my special imitation of a kangaroo!

Oh, it was very good, TIm.

It ends up, honestly being a decent movie.

There’s a lot of holes. There’s a little bit of things that could’ve been filled in,

couple things that could’ve been taken out.

So I think there were some scenes missing from this movie.

And they just edited it together afterwards, to put in more scenes

of Mel Gibson being shirtless.

[ ♪ BODY LANGUAGE - QUEEN ♪ ]

[ ♪ BASS PLAYS ♪ ]

Oh, what's your name?

TIm.

I'm Tim Melville, my dad's Mr. Melville

Dawny your dad’s right, you know what Tim is with a lot of people

he gets over excited. 

I didn't realise Tim was only a youngster.

Hi Tim. Oh anyways sorry about the dust on your bushes… Tim will take care of it

[AMERICAN YOUTUBER] Alright so, learning disability campaigners are calling on

ating app okcupid okcupid to apologise and remove an offensive and discriminatory

question from its site. Users who signed up to okcupid are asked a series

of questions designed to pair people with compatible matches,

one of which was brought to the attention of mencap, a charity representing people

with learning disabilities. Users were asked would the world be a better place

if people with low IQ’s were not allowed to reproduce?

Which I think is a pretty fair, fucking question.

And it’s something which many of us ask ourselves all the time.

This question isn’t posing anything other than merely a compatibility question.

Whether not user A and user B might actually have enough in common

to come together to form a long lasting relationship.

That’s it. But it has been deemed offensive,

by people who have learning disabilities which is really fucking sad.