Doom Patrol Disabled Representation

I want to pass along congratulations on the epic success of Doom Patrol. I haven’t been this excited about DC shows …well since Smallville was our lone representation.
Particular kudos to the team the developed Cliff Steele’s story and the Burch lean feat of developing the necessary skills to adapt to his new life and body.
The team didn’t have to show that much of his development into RobotMan emphasis on the particularly grueling physical demands of simply walking one step off the ground.
For anyone who has ever injured a leg or such, thAt scene should be very familiar. To those of us in the Disabled community we saw it as our daily mirror.
It spoke to me and I hope that I’m not the only one to thank you from my heart.
I saw a kinship in Cliff in that I feel often more mechanized than flesh. I have to use forearm crutches which has made me essentially more Beast Boy than RobotMan but you see where I’m heading. I have such gratitude for the writers the development group, producers, directors, crew and cast with emphasis on Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan and the stunt team that assists.
Your are all giving representation to a group that is easily overlooked and by inserting Cliff’s story including his moments of desperation for a life that can never be, it helped to heal a little of what I hold inside and almost never see in the light of day let alone on a big budget production that is also very very cool weird and plain ass funky!
After all, even tho our bodies may be broken:
“The mind is the limit”
and mine is very thankful to you all.


This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


Yes, the show taps into a lot of feelings where many of us can relate.