Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Looking at "literary" novels and wondering, if I'm not "against fat" am I "pro-fat"?

I posted on Body Impolitic just now about some so-called "literary" novels that portray fat characters through the lens of prejudice. They wish to accept praise for accurate observation, yet their views on fatness owe more to myths than to keen insight, and their solutions for their characters' problems use what I have dubbed the Diet Ex-Machina. So does my view make me "pro-fat"?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Huge, a TV series that transcends the book

Some thoughts on Body Impolitic on the ABC Family TV series Huge

Usually a book contains subtle layers and little touches that are missing from the more streamlined film version. But Huge is that rare video that adds depth and nuance. Some thoughts on Body Impolitic on how the TV series transcends the book. (also that cool Nikki Blonsky strip tease confrontation at the fat camp weigh-in.