I know there's been a thread already, but it was kind of a 'I watched it' thread, I thought it might be cool to actually have a more intellectual chat about it.
While I think the folks who went on it (hi you guys!) Were pretty open and down-to-earth about it, I think the producers wanted to paint ABDLs in a certain light.
I actually came across the show as a consequence of this article in the Guardian (a liberal UK newspaper)
TV Review: The 15-Stone Babies; Pensioners Behind Bars | Television & radio | The Guardian
and I think it nails on the head the message that the show was trying to deliver: that "AB's are missing something" (a childhood/a bereavment/loss of a child etc.)
Here's the thing, I don't buy it...
I totally appreciate that some ABDL folk might feel that they're compensating for a loss/absence; and that's fine. I wouldn't want to sound insensitive to that... but, what I mean is, does ABDL have to represent a 'compensation' for something? ABDL is what I do... I've had some rough-with-the-smooth in life, but I'm not sold the idea that I wouldn't be ABDL if my whole life had come up roses...
what do other people think?