Skål! In the first new episode of Bodies of Horror of 2021, we’re putting Ari Aster’s 2018 film Midsommar on the examination table.

Using this film as a heightened example of how culture can impact our understanding of disability, we’ll be discussing the intersection of ageism and ableism. We also take a look at the character of Rueben and discuss themes of eugenics.

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Intro and outro music is “The Wind Frazzled Your Long Brown Hair” by Flashback81.