The Wrap’s Itay Hod sat down with Ryan O’Connell, creator of the new Netflix series Special about a gay man with cerebral palsy, to talk about the show.
“Basically, this all happened to me,” joked McConnell. “Not to brag I got hit by a car after having CP. I moved to New York after it happened. People assumed that my limp was from my accident and I kind of just ran with it. In my eyes, I felt like everyone could related to being an accident victim, but with CP … people don’t really understand it. To me it was a sort of shortcut that ended up cutting myself.”