A Quiet Place Deaf Character

As audiences become more adept at understanding misrepresentations of women, race, and sexuality, the landscape is slowly turning towards acknowledging the lack of proper representation of disabled people. More than any genre, interestingly, it is horror that has covered disability in new and unique ways.

Last year, Jordan Peele’s Get Out subtly interrogated the nuances between race and disability between its main character Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Stephen Root’s blind Jim Hudson. Other works, like Cult of Chucky, Hush, and the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, have led numerous advocates with disabilities to question whether we’re moving in a positive or negative direction. As a disabled writer who’s often focused on disabled representation in cinema, I’m seeing a small crack of the glass ceiling happening, rather than a full-tilt shattering.

John Krasinski’s latest feature, A Quiet Place, is another film that makes tenuous steps toward disabled representation through the deaf character of Regan (Millicent Simmonds). Guilt-riddled over a death in the family, Regan is left isolated from her family, trapped in a world of literal quiet as well as existential alienation. Is Regan a character whose disability is just another “spidey sense?” Or is Simmonds’ portrayal, and the script that creates it, another small step towards a more inclusive look at disability?

Spoilers for A Quiet Place follow.

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Harrowing, suspenseful, and emotional, Paramount’s A Quiet Place is a terrific piece of horror storytelling that pulls you in from its opening frames and doesn’t loosen its grip for the entire runtime. You probably know the premise by now: a family tries to stay alive in a world overrun by creatures who hunt using sound, which means one stray noise or careless mistake could spell the family’s untimely demise.

John Krasinski stars opposite his real-life wife Emily Blunt, and he also co-wrote the script and directed the film. While Krasinski is the public face of the movie, this project is the brainchild of writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who came up with this concept ten years ago and have been trying to bring it to life ever since. Earlier this week, I spoke with them about the movie’s unique premise, their writing process, crafting tension, world building, the possibility of this being a Cloverfield movie, and the unexpected reason they couldn’t be on the film’s set. Read More »

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Scotty himself, actor Simon Pegg, says that you probably shouldn’t count on that R-Rated Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie anytime soon. As Pegg puts it, time is against Tarantino, and the filmmaker is unlikely to get his Trek made according to Paramount’s schedule.

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