Monday, 19 February 2018
This kid, Gaten Matarazzo plays a lead role in Stranger Things. He also has a condition which means he has no teeth. Apparently, there was a bit of a panic when someone realised that his lack of teeth is not explained in the show so the script was quickly changed to include mention of the condition.
I can't figure out if I'm glad that a rare condition got some air time or mad that someone who has a small variation from "normal" has to be explained.
Does his lack of teeth actually matter to anyone but him? why does his condition have to be explained? Why does our entertainment need to "explain" a character's colour, disability, sexuality , etc? Do we demand explanations in real life or do we just accept that people are what they are?