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Sia’s ‘Music’ takes advantage of disabled narratives, as the creator fails to listen to the people it heavily derives from.

Sia on Twitter: “Maybe you’re just a bad actor.” Background photo by Merrick Morton/Hanway Films

In an interview with Variety’s Shirley Halperin, singer-songwriter Sia recalls a memorable moment from the production of her film debut, Music: as the cast was preparing to rehearse the script, Sia found her fellow creative ally Maddie Ziegler in a somewhat disturbed state. When the musician confronted Ziegler (who was 14 at the time), the actor broke down. “I don’t want to make anyone feel like I’m making fun of them”, she cried, and Sia reassured her: “I won’t let that happen”.

Sia Talks Directing Her First Feature Film ‘Music’

You see, in Music, Ziegler takes on the character of…


dealing with it through tropes

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