When Will Hollywood Create A Movie With A Positive Obese Character?

Filed under: Celebrity — @ August 16, 2007

“How YOU doin’?” Is THIS the way we want the obese portrayed?

In Episode 78 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” I take a closer look at the movies that have come out of Hollywood in the past few years to see how they are characterizing fat people on the silver screen. It’s mostly stereotypical, but there are signs of improvement. Listen in today to hear all about it:

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My wife and I enjoy watching movies together and have seen our fair share of all kinds of films, including ones that feature overweight and obese people in them. In this podcast show today, I take a look at many of these fat flicks, including Eddie Murphy’s Norbit, Ryan Reynolds’ Just Friends, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Shallow Hal, and Mo’Nique’s Phat Girlz, just to name a few. These movies offer a mixed bag of good and bad which I highlighted in Episode 78.

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Are you happy with the way Hollywood depicts the overweight and obese in movies? Or do characters like Eddie Murphy’s Rasputia in Norbit merely set back all the progress that has been made to break down the stereotypes? Also, would you go to see a movie with an obese person as a positive featured character in a film?

Share your thoughts about this and tell us what you favorite “fat” movies of all time are. I’m sure I’ve missed a few, so let me hear from you.

THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” and please come back again on Monday for yet another episode of the Internet’s #1 podcast about the amazingly healthy low-carb lifestyle!


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