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Response to FSogol (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:39 PM

5. I'm second-guessing myself

You may be right, of course, that what I'm hearing as dysarthria due to brain damage is merely a weird accent, and that his behavior (this is all from The Disaster Artist, so I'm seeing what James Franco presented, rather than Wiseau's version of himself) which to me seems more "off" than goofy might be just goofy.

Further, if I am right, and there is a disability at play here, who am I to condemn Franco's movie as exploitation of a person with severe disabilities? Wiseau is doing what he wants, making his movie the way he wants it made, not allowing anything to block his road. Which is admirable and demonstates the kind of independence we all aspire to, however "abled" we are. And Franco himself told Terry Gross that Wiseau's pleasure at seeing his story told was touching and real, and I have to believe him.

I'm going to try to see The Room. For now, I'm backing up from my original harsh reaction to The Disaster Artist.

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