Real Talk’s Social Distancing Binge-Watch Picks

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Stuck at home? Time on your hands? Want to watch a life-changing series that engages with disability, sexuality, independence, and self-advocacy?

What if I told you that you could watch the whole thing in 2 hours?

What if I told you it’ll be one of the funniest, smartest shows you’ll see all year?

“Special”, the Netflix series written by and starring comedian Ryan O’Connell, taps into his living experience as a man with cerebral palsy navigating his home life, his work life and his sex life.


You can watch the series  here:


And here’s a review of the show written for the CBC by disability activist Andrew Gurza:



We also highly recommend “Sex Education” another great Netflix comedy series starring Gillian Anderson (of X Files fame) as a professional sex educator, and Asa Butterfield as her high-school-aged son. It’s not too much of a spoiler to say this series demonstrates that even professional sex educators sometimes struggle to discuss sex with their immediate families. It’s a smart, entertaining series for teens and adults alike and it does a great job of modelling consent. It can also be a great conversation starter for some of those awkward topics…

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