Fatness in Film #2: Five Plus Size Heroines From The Last Decade

February 21, 2020

Fatness in Film #2: Five Plus Size Heroines From The Last Decade

February 21, 2020

Too often on screen, plus size women are side characters in a thin protagonist’s story. They end up disregarded, two dimensional, and are often doused in diet culture messaging.

Thankfully – though at a glacial pace – that is starting to change. With the filmmakers and showrunners behind the camera becoming slowly but increasingly more diverse, so too are the stories they tell. As a result, the industry is finally starting to provide us with authentic, beautiful, complex, fat female characters to treasure. 

Here’s just five of the most memorable:

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Hi! I'm Sophie.

Writer, thinker, often overwhelmed. I like to talk about film, feelings and feminism. Not necessarily in that order.

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