i find it incredibly strange that all the mentions i’ve seen about mad max and disability have centered entirely around furiosa’s one-handedness, but not on max’s mental illness.
max is, disabled. he is deeply, deeply mentally ill. he has auditory and visual hallucinations and is skirting the edge of non-verbal. when the dag says “i thought you weren’t crazy anymore,” it’s doubly funny because in no universe is he ever not going to be crazy. it’s just that with his new family, he has one hell of a support network and is able to be something resembling functional. his mental illness is not pretty or convenient, just like furiosa’s lack of an arm is either of those things. but it’s a part of him, and his coping with it is a part of him, just like her prosthetic arm is a part of her.
#BIG DISABLED FAMILY DRIVING THIS WAR RIG OFF INTO THE SUNSET#punchbuggy flamethrower the movie