Scooch over Lena Dunham, all the real girls are now on Sundance:
“You haven’t seen sexy in a wheelchair,” says one of the stars of the new Sundance Channel reality show, Push Girls, about a group of telegenic best friends in Los Angeles who are paralyzed from the neck or the waist down.
Premiering June 4, the 14-part documentary series follows Angela, Auti, Mia and Tiphany, a band of struggling Hollywood dancer/model/actresses, as they doll up in high-heels and make-up, work out, drive themselves around town, talk about sex, relationships, career aspirations and personal goals, flirt with strangers, debate the pros and cons of having babies with boyfriends and husbands, and navigate the daily challenges of life in a wheelchair.
Before processing the socio-cultural implications of this, and having the mixed feelings of hey it’s great to show people with visible disabilities on TV/but why do they have to be “sexy” and look like models…my real first thought was “dang, if you were paraplegic you could wear such amazing shoes all the time without worrying about them hurting your feet.”
I am a terrible person. And also a woman.