One of the most controversial elements of Ryan Murphy‘s shows like Glee and American Horror Story is his use of actors with Downs Syndrome, and how they are portrayed/treated by the other characters.
This issue was at the front of our mind when talking to producer Shaun O’Banion Monday evening at the Andaz Hotel. His film, Girlfriend, had just won The Gotham Independent Movie’s Audience Award.
Girlfriend revolves around Evan, a young man with Down’s Syndrome, who falls in love with a girl he went to high school with. Evan Sneider who plays the lead, is a 33-year-old actor with high-functioning Down’s Syndrome. Read More