Adam: The Movie

Filed Under (Autism and The Media) by Estee on 04-07-2009

I interrupt the Writing About Children posts to announce this movie coming out in August named none other than ADAM — about a man with Aspergers who falls in love.  You can watch the trailer on You Tube here.

Some of you may have already seen this trailer, but I just saw it for the first time last night while sitting waiting for Cheri to come on the screen (a movie with Michelle Pfeiffer, an ageing courtesan during La Belle Epoch who falls in love with a younger man to her peril).

Anyway, of course I was alerted to its title, not realizing quite in the first dialogue that Adam is a man with Aspergers. It should give us more to talk about with regards to autism and representation in film and other media.


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I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (, and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.