The Queen’s Gambit and the Beautifully Messy Future of Autism on TV

We need more impulsive, substance-addicted Autistics like Beth Harmon on screen

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I’ve been slowly working my way through the Netflix series Queen’s Gambit, and have become smitten with the show’s protagonist, Beth Harmon. She’s such a richly rendered, desperately needed portrait of Autism…