Earlier this Spring, AMC premiered Dietland, a show based on the novel by Sarai Walker. Dietland features a fat protagonist who has been pursuing thinness her whole life, but she has finally started to see another way. It’s no secret that representation of fat people in mainstream media is often pretty dismal and even offensive. It worried me. When I watched the first few episodes, though, I actually teared up. This show is groundbreaking. It approaches the experience of living in a fat body in a way that we’ve never seen on TV. In today’s pod, my friend Alison and I talk about our feelings about the show and about one Jezebel review (here) that made us both very angry.
The music on today’s show is by Starcrusher. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com.
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