Authentically Casting People with Disabilities and Talking About Sex: Why You Should Watch 'Ramy'
Steve Way and Ramy Youssef in Hulu’s 'Ramy' Why do able-bodied actors get away with portraying disabled people? The phenomenon, known as ‘disability drag,’ or ‘disability mimicry,’ has garnished able-bodied performers numerous awards and recognition. John Lawson, an actor, and filmmaker who lost his hands in an accident notes that in the past three decades, half of the men that have won an Academy Award for a male leading role have won for playing a disability” (2020.) A whit