Fatness In Film #1: Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

January 17, 2020

Fatness In Film #1: Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

January 17, 2020

Positive depictions of fat bodies are hard to find, but Shrill is a recent example of plus size storytelling done right. Adapted from activist and writer Lindy West’s memoir Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, the half hour comedy series stars Aidy Bryant as Annie. She’s a budding journalist stuck in a bad relationship, a workplace that doesn’t take her seriously, and putting up with a daily tide of negativity and microaggressions because of her body.

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