The Tulip Touch script

So… got bored a while ago so I decided to see whether I could turn my favourite childhood book into a script.

Anywho, it seems the rights to all Anne Fine’s books have already been bought (probably following the success of mrs doughtfire) so… yeah, this is useless, enjoy!

The Tulip Touch

Media-friendly disability.

So tonight I watched the latest episode of BBC’s Casualty, wherein the clinical lead Connie is currently having to undergo treatment for cancer of the heart and (spoiler alert) makes an unexpected/unwanted (?) pass at Ethan: her colleague who has been helping her through it. For some reason this stuck in my throat. At the time I couldn’t think why, so I proceeded to watch another film that gave me a similar feeling, Me Before You, and having done so, I believe I have found the root of the vine of irritation entangling many media portrayals of disability, for me.

Quite simply: television and film seem to imply that in order for disabled character to be valid, the afflicted must be, a) extremely attractive, b) wealthy/successful proffessionally, or c) able to overcome ‘normal expectations’. Any characters who do not meet these requirements simply don’t exist, on the whole: I believe Eastenders has a non-remarkable disabled character, but that’s the exception not the regular.

Look, I don’t wanna become known as the woman always ‘having a go’ at media portrayals of disability, but, like everyone else, I’d like to see a normal character ‘a bit like me’ pop up on my tele sometime!



Hmm, well this is interesting from my perspective; usually when I blog I have a definite message or thought that I want to convey but with this… I want to draw attention to it and hopefully, encourage others to watch/read the series/book, but I’m not sure what I actually want to say in this blog. I suppose I’m just trying to stir up a conversation concerning the topics raised in both the book and drama, so forgive me if I get a little side-tracked at points, I’ll try to stay as concise and eloquent as I can… That said, let us dive into it!

(Oh, spoilers, duh! And, trigger-warning, this article discusses rape and teen suicide.)

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Rejected nikelodeon script…

Yeah, so last year I thought I’d try my hand at writing a script that could, perhaps, relaunch a couple old nikelodeon shows that I liked. Yeah, yeah, I’m a big kid: get over it. Anyway, I’ve tried to get this noticed by people in ‘the right’ places but… not happening, so, as I can’t use this elsewhere (the characters/locations already exist) I thought I may as well put it on here. Enjoy 🙂

iBringItAllBackVictoriously (watermarked) -©Krystie-Maddox-Lue

Me Before You: a plot line review from a disabled perspective 

DISCLAIMER: Now let me just say, I am disabled, however I’m not stupid or arrogant enough to suggest myself as some sort of expert on quadraplegia or any disability really. Not even my own. All I know is my own experience and my own views, so, I’m not telling you how to feel about this film, or the actions/reactions of any of the characters. The worlds full of a variety of wonderful personalities and the great thing about it is we can all form our own unique opinions on things.



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