Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, and I cannot think of a better time for the new series on Apple TV+, Best Foot Forward, to premiere. Best Foot Forward is based on the book, “Just Don’t Fall,” by Josh Sundquist, a Paralympic athlete. The series focuses on Josh’s personal story, and is played by actor Logan Marmimo.
Best Foot Forward raises the bar for its level of inclusion. It was imperative for Josh’s character to actually have a prosthetic leg. Marmino is able to truly relate to Sundquist because he’s not just “playing the part.”
As someone who uses a wheelchair, I am thrilled to see this inclusion, and give all the applause to the team behind Best Foot Forward. This is certainly a huge step in the right direction, and I can only hope more studios utilize disabled actors.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Josh Sundquist, along with Logan Marmino, and Producer Matt Fleckenstein. We talked about the evolution of Best Foot Forward, the importance of inclusion, and much more. You can view my exclusive Best Foot Forward interview below.
Apple TV+ BEST FOOT FORWARD Interview
Best Foot Forward Synopsis
Based on the book “Just Don’t Fall” by paralympic athlete, author, motivational speaker and comedian Josh Sundquist, the series follows 12-year-old Josh Dubin as he goes from homeschool to public school, eager to experience everything middle school has to offer! But along the way, Josh also faces a brand-new set of challenges, including how to get an entire school of kids to see past his prosthetic leg, and get to know him for who he is.
Best Foot Forward is streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ July 22nd! Will you be watching?
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