The Shape of Water

There’s a lot of hype over it in some of the anti-ableist Tumblrsphere, fueled with complaints on how dare abled feminists be upset a mute woman is a lead character, and while I don’t think the fact she can’t speak is necessarily sexist, the film is still using a rehash of very gendered trope, that being a beauty and the beast one, which is the main reason I have no interest in seeing it.

Pre-ETA: I’m a disabled woman, and I’m sick of this fucking cliche.