This paper analyzes the representations of autistic characters in the television show Everything’s Gonna Be Okay in relation to gender and sexuality. In contrast to previous screen representations, the four autistic characters provide a variety of gender expressions and sexual orientations, challenging the stereotypes that perpetuate the idea of autism being limited to heterosexual men. Issues explored include attitudes toward autistic sexual consent and agency, sexual experimentation, and the impacts of communication norms on romantic relationships.
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"Everything’s Gonna Be Kinda Queer: Autistic Gender & Sexuality in Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,"
Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture: Vol. 4:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/ought/vol4/iss1/7
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