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Lars and the real issue

 The Big Issue Australia 09 July 2019

What does a five-year-old film starring Ryan Gosling have to do with a United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities? The answer is 'much more than you’d think', as Lars and the Real Girl directly challenges a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’. (1523 Words) - By Piers Gooding

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In 2007, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer and Ryan Gosling starred in Lars and the Real Girl , a small-budget film which explored difference, small towns and a man who falls in love with a sex doll and directly challenged a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’.Photo: Craig Gillespie

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In 2007, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer and Ryan Gosling starred in Lars and the Real Girl , a small-budget film which explored difference, small towns and a man who falls in love with a sex doll and directly challenged a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’.Photo: Craig Gillespie

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In 2007, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer and Ryan Gosling starred in Lars and the Real Girl , a small-budget film which explored difference, small towns and a man who falls in love with a sex doll and directly challenged a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’.Photo: Craig Gillespie

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In 2007, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer and Ryan Gosling starred in Lars and the Real Girl , a small-budget film which explored difference, small towns and a man who falls in love with a sex doll and directly challenged a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’.Photo: Craig Gillespie

BIOZ_Lars and the real issue 5

In 2007, Ryan Gosling starred in Lars and the Real Girl , a small-budget film which explored difference, small towns and a man who falls in love with a sex doll and directly challenged a very powerful myth that sees disability portrayed as a medical condition that needs to be ‘cured’.Photo: Craig Gillespie


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