A neatly self-solving problem | The Body Liberation Guide

If you’ve been a subscriber for a bit, you know I produced an entire guide to that awful fatphobic movie The Whale.  

I’m not a pop culture kind of person and I don’t watch movies (due to my neurodivergence making it difficult), so I’d be perfectly happy never to think about that movie again. But with awards season here, it’s popped back up. 

I ran across this thread from More Than Tracy Turnblad (go read it, it’s great) and just the thumbnail preview of the face of Brendan Fraser, The Whale’s fat-suit-clad star, was triggering. 

I hadn’t realized that Fraser’s character dies at the end of the movie, and learning connected some things for me.

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