In Fat Girl Best Friend, Sarah Grant takes the reader on
a pop culture voyage which encompasses the
Bridgerton, Bridget Jones Diary, The DUFF, Encanto,
My Mad Fat Diary, Orange is the New Black, Pitch
Perfect, Pride and Prejudice, Shrek, Sleeping Beauty, Star
Wars, Stranger Things, to name
but a few.
We all want to live our lives with oodles of Main
Character Energy, but for some of us, we just don’t look
like your average entertainment thin Leading Lady.
While we live in an age of body positivity, we are not
seeing that reflected in the cinema or on our television
screens. From Fat Monica to Fat Amy, plus size women
in film and television are a rare commodity, and if we
see ourselves represented at all, it’s not a pretty
picture. We’re either the pitied bully victim or the empty,
sympathetic and disposable best friend.
Through the lens of Female Friendship, Fat Girl Best
Friend dives into the treatment of plus size women in
film and television.