what a load of rubbish
i've been thinking a lot about this film and as a disabled person, i really didn't like this film or the message it gives out. if you're abled please read "The Shape of Water is a Toxic Romantic Fantasy: The Issues With this Disability Romance Narrative" and other reviews by disabled people
"Disabled people don’t need more pseudo-romantic movies that romanticize our otherness, that connect us so clearly to monsters. That say if society doesn’t accept you that you might as well embrace the monster that they see in you and join literal monsters in a life away from humanity."