Speed dating for disabled people
“And that’s my girlfriend.” The clip makes you laugh, then feel awkward for doing so, not least because of the relish with which the voiceover woman says, “He’s never been on a date, or even kissed a girl.” The Undateables provoked furious comment online before the first episode went out, some of it abuse against those taking part.Others expressed concern, including the person who wrote on Twitter: “When is Channel 4 going to realise how offensive their shows are getting? The channel has just announced that it is cutting a scene from a forthcoming show called I’m Spazticus, in which people with disabilities pull pranks on the public.“Since my past relationships didn’t work out, I decided to do a documentary,” says Sam. “I was curious to see how he got on and what she was like.” What, then, did Sam make of his date? It’s just what it is.” Sam’s mother, Kay, died three years ago. But it’s for the people themselves to decide whether to take that risk.
“I really liked how quickly it took you past the labels and the conditions,” says Malcolm. The pair of them have been out together six times now. On the cheek though.” Would he like to take it further? “I’ll say to him, 'Get stuffed.’” The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.Disability activists objected to the title, attacked the programme in advance as a freak show, and condemned the posters for implying that none of those featured could ever be loved.