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Fat Girls

January 2nd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Fat Girls is a new indie film described as “an off-beat coming of age story,” written and directed by Ash Christian (who happens to be a mere 22 years old.) It’s playing the festival circuit right now so I haven’t had a chance to catch it, but it’s worth noting because it has been grabbing up a variety of awards and getting some great reviews. I’m always on the lookout for accurate and positive depictions of young people, and the trailer and synopsis seem promising.

“Armed with biting humor and quirky sensibility, Rodney and his Rubenesque friend Sabrina are valiantly suffering through the indignity known as high school. Both are outcasts; he’s gay and she’s overweight. Trapped in a small Texas town and having come to accept his ‘fat girl’ within, Rodney is an aspiring Broadway star who musters up the energy to confront his fears and take life - and the hot new student from England - by the horns. With Rodney’s awkward experiences, off-beat attitude and strange evangelical family, Fat Girls is a hilarious rollercoaster ride that careens to an outrageous climax. This auspicious debut announces the arrival of filmmaker and star Ash Christian as a major new talent.”

Tags: body politics, film reel

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