Netflix film "All Together Now" provides refreshing narrative for differently-abled actors


All Together Now, based on the book Sorta Like A Rockstar follows the story of Amber (Auli’i Cravalho) who is just barely getting by and trying to keep her struggles a secret from everyone. The movie features Anthony Jacques, who is on the Autism spectrum and Gerald Isaac Waters, who plays Chad, and uses a wheelchair on screen and in real life for mobility. These disabilities aren’t treated as challenges that need to be overcome for the characters, but are simply facts of these characters' lives.


"I think diversity and inclusion in casting is really important, so I’m proud that my cast consists of differently-abled and non-neurotypical and people of color,” Cravalho recently explained in an interview with Refinery29. “Even Ty, who’s played by Rhenzy Feliz, he’s from a different economic level than Amber is, which is also kind of rare to see in film.”