Zu is newly sober when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music, a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia's favorite themes: finding your voice and creating family.
Zu is newly sober and finding her way in the world when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music, a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia's favorite themes -- finding your voice and what it means to create family.
Upon the trailer's release, Sia was criticized for casting Maddie Ziegler as an autistic character. Furthermore, Sia was also criticized for impulsively defending the casting choice on Twitter. In response to the controversies, Sia stated, "I have to admit to being ableist to a degree; I mean, I'm not proud of it .... I have to admit I'm a little bit ableist, and also I view her (Maddie) as - she's like a daughter to me, so I'm also nepotist .... I know that there's a lot of things that I would like to be better about myself, and I think that I got prickly because it had only been a one minute teaser that had been put out, and I broke a couple of rules; I tweeted after midnight, and I also was a little bit facetious and I think I hurt someone's feelings. I was really trying to be cheeky, but it was a bit of an asshole thing to say to someone who was saying 'Well, I could have played that role' and I just said 'Well maybe you're not just a very good actor' ... I've learned my lesson, I wish I never really said anything to be honest, but although if I hadn't I wouldn't have learned so much." See more »
Although it is shown twice the film takes place in New York City, there are many well-known Los Angeles buildings seen in the background of certain shots. See more »
And if you are happy, press this one.
I am sad.
Very funny, troublemaker!
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In Sia's special thanks, she credits "Godchild" in reference to Maddie Ziegler, "Bunkie" in reference to her makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, and "Le David", a nickname for her manager, David Russell. She also credits "My Australians" See more »
This movie is a mockery of Autistics. It is a vile, hellblazing fire which promotes a meltdown restraint method which has been known to kill autistics, moreover the actor who plays the non-verbal autistic character, is Allistic ! And the characters autism, is simply used as a plot point, her autism is sidelined and it has nothing to do with the awful film. If you actually support autistic people, then do not watch this pile of trash.
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