Made over six years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of writer and activist Aubrey Gordon from anonymous blogger ‘Your Fat Friend’ to NYTimes best-selling author and beloved podcaster.
Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s (95% of diets fail for lasting weight loss). And how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people.
This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way we see fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience and threats to her life.
Your Fat Friend, a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.
Director Jeanie Finlay will be introducing a special Reclaim the Frame screening of Your Fat Friend live on the big screen, Saturday, 10 February. This screening will include descriptive subtitles and the introduction will be live captioned.
Sat 10 Feb: 5.10pm* + intro
Sun 11 Feb: 5.30pm
Wed 14 Feb: 5.15pm
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