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You didn't like Hairspray!? I loved it - only thing that, to this day I don't get, is why Travolta played her mom?? Maybe it made some kind of comedic sense when the play or whatever was first written when men playing women was still considered novel but nowadays it's just lame. I have the exact same problem with Tyler Perry's Medea - just get a fat woman to do the part!!! But Zac Efron - Yummmmmm!

If you havent seen it - Jill Scott in Why did I get Married looks amazing! Her character does lose some weight but she in no way becomes a small woman. I thoroughly enjoyed that movie - and her studly love interest :eat2:
PLEASE check out the original John Waters Hairspray, from 1987. It wasn't a musical but features a lot of music, weird stuff from the early 60s selected by Waters himself. It's a brilliant movie that deals with race, SA, the 60s, and tolerance in general with far more style and skill. The original Mrs. Turnblad was played by an actor named Divine, a transvestite*. Divine died not long after Hairspray was released, and perhaps as tribute they retained this quirky casting when the movie went to Broadway as a musical, where Harvey Firestein and other men took on the part. The Travolta adaptation of the musical adaptation of the film was a seriously misguided attempt to keep this "tradition" going. If they meant to honor Divine, they didn't.

My guess is that Tyler Perry doesn't play Madea because he can't find a suitable fat actress; same goes for Eddie Murphy and his various female characters. Not hatin', just statin'.

Also, with you being in JoBerg and liking Jill Scott and all that will really dig the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency once it makes its way over there.

http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56714

(* He'd acted in all of Waters' movies up til then, and in Hairspray played a man on screen for the first time in a second, lesser role - as the evil radio station owner. I'm kind of a John Waters fan, if you haven't guessed.)
 

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Sadder than that: I rented Summer Catch for similar reason! Even fast-forwarding through it was painful.
I'm trying to remember some film with.. erm i think rob shnieder? in it.. and he is a girl who becomes a man... and the film was shit but there was a hot chick in it.. so i may have to buy it.. sadder still..
hmm..ive never seen summer catch..i guess i will just have to!...
Why dont we just watch porn and be done with it??
There must be some scientific reason.. and i think it involves us not being totally shallow or something..
But then.. to watch a really shite film just because there is a hot fat chick in it.. this worries me..
Oh the life of an Fa.. its like a rollercoaster on a bouncy castle in a haunted mansion sometimes!
 

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Also, i love john waters.. infact hairspray might be one of my favorite films.. either that or female trouble..
btw.. you forgot about 'desperate living'.. Divine wasn't in that one..x
Oh, and he also played a man in 'female trouble'. The father of mink stole's character.. There was a scene with divine shagging himself dressed as a guy..it was kinna interesting and horrible but fab!!
 

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I'm trying to remember some film with.. erm i think rob shnieder? in it.. and he is a girl who becomes a man... and the film was shit but there was a hot chick in it.. so i may have to buy it.. sadder still..
hmm..ive never seen summer catch..i guess i will just have to!...
Why dont we just watch porn and be done with it??
There must be some scientific reason.. and i think it involves us not being totally shallow or something..
But then.. to watch a really shite film just because there is a hot fat chick in it.. this worries me..
Oh the life of an Fa.. its like a rollercoaster on a bouncy castle in a haunted mansion sometimes!
Yeah, it pains me to imagine someone else ffing through Summer Catch just for that scene, but I guess you will... I know I did. I should really just rent it again, record the clip and post it as a public service for FAs. Or rather, put together a web site with similar little clips. I think if there was some critical commentary surrounding the clips it would qualify for "fair use" and not get shut down.

I had the discussion here a loooong time ago about why we FAs seem to search out obscure movies, books, mags, etc for wank fodder, when the whole internet is there for us with - as you said - actual porn. My theory is that for those of us who were young FAs pre-internet, the lack of real FA-centered erotica forced us to play detective, searching out little scenes and passages of fat women to get our jollies. So the "search" found its way into our adult consciousness and is now tied into our sexuality. Or something like that.

Actual BBW porn back in the 80s was awful - made by non-FAs and really hateful and unappealing. The places in Times Square used to put the stuff in the "fetish" aisles.
 

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PLEASE check out the original John Waters Hairspray, from 1987. It wasn't a musical but features a lot of music, weird stuff from the early 60s selected by Waters himself. It's a brilliant movie that deals with race, SA, the 60s, and tolerance in general with far more style and skill. The original Mrs. Turnblad was played by an actor named Divine, a transvestite*. Divine died not long after Hairspray was released, and perhaps as tribute they retained this quirky casting when the movie went to Broadway as a musical, where Harvey Firestein and other men took on the part. The Travolta adaptation of the musical adaptation of the film was a seriously misguided attempt to keep this "tradition" going. If they meant to honor Divine, they didn't.

My guess is that Tyler Perry doesn't play Madea because he can't find a suitable fat actress; same goes for Eddie Murphy and his various female characters. Not hatin', just statin'.

Also, with you being in JoBerg and liking Jill Scott and all that will really dig the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency once it makes its way over there.

http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56714

(* He'd acted in all of Waters' movies up til then, and in Hairspray played a man on screen for the first time in a second, lesser role - as the evil radio station owner. I'm kind of a John Waters fan, if you haven't guessed.)
I will very definitely do that! And I'm waiting with bated breath for the Number 1 Female Detective Agency - I'm a bit of a drooling fan of Ms Scott. Also please feel free to hate on Eddie Murphy all you like - he pisses me off :mad: Tyler Perry not doing Medea is fun.

I too search out obscure movies for any fattie sightings. When i was younger I'd get this intense thrill if there was a fat girl or boy in a movie or tv series. There was something called Babes that somebody had mention before and I actually remember that, even though i was still pre-teen when it aired in SA. Muriel's Wedding was like manna from heaven. What's eating Gilbert Grape terrified me but I couldnt stop looking at Mama cos even though she was so terribly unhappy there was something still so beautiful about her. I also used to watch the Parkers even though it irritated the living crap out of me - Mo'nique is just so much fun to look at *sigh*. Thanks so much for sharing all of these, guess what i'll be doing this weekend :happy:
 

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For me, by far my first glimpse of a naked fat female was in "Porkies," the 'classic*' 80s (?, maybe late 70s?) teen movie. It was only a quick glimpse, and she isn't treated nicely, but I admit to renting that movie as soon as I could watch it on my own and going over those few seconds many, many, times. (by the way, the title has nothing to do with the fat girl, and the movie doesn't have anything to do with fat in general).

* classic as in it was one of the first of its type of teen movie mixing coming of age stories with really outrageous behavior and nudity, so it made a big splash at the time.
 

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Amarcord is terrific.

Oh, Rachel McAdams gains some weight in Mean Girls. Not for real, though... sadly.

Has no one mentioned Avida? I've not seen the movie, but I know Velvet d'Amour is in it, and the poster looks so great.

Poster
 

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Lina Wertmüller's "Seven Beauties" had some chubby Italian cuties in tight dresses. Great movie too!
 

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Lina Wertmüller's "Seven Beauties" had some chubby WWII Italian cuties in tight dresses. Also starring Shirley Stoler (who also played the real-life homicidal maniac Martha Beck in "The Honeymoon Killers") as the whip-carrying concentration camp commandant. Her personal quote: "Weight shouldn't be a hindrance, but casting people are afraid of it. I could play 'Medea,' but they wouldn't cast me for it."

Great movie too!
 

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There is that movie with Monique..phat girl I think it is...it is a movie that shows how she becomes comfortable with herself as a bbw
 

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PLEASE check out the original John Waters Hairspray, from 1987. It wasn't a musical but features a lot of music, weird stuff from the early 60s selected by Waters himself. It's a brilliant movie that deals with race, SA, the 60s, and tolerance in general with far more style and skill. The original Mrs. Turnblad was played by an actor named Divine, a transvestite*. Divine died not long after Hairspray was released, and perhaps as tribute they retained this quirky casting when the movie went to Broadway as a musical, where Harvey Firestein and other men took on the part. The Travolta adaptation of the musical adaptation of the film was a seriously misguided attempt to keep this "tradition" going. If they meant to honor Divine, they didn't.

My guess is that Tyler Perry doesn't play Madea because he can't find a suitable fat actress; same goes for Eddie Murphy and his various female characters. Not hatin', just statin'.

Also, with you being in JoBerg and liking Jill Scott and all that will really dig the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency once it makes its way over there.

http://www.dimensionsmagazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56714

(* He'd acted in all of Waters' movies up til then, and in Hairspray played a man on screen for the first time in a second, lesser role - as the evil radio station owner. I'm kind of a John Waters fan, if you haven't guessed.)
Kudos to u 4 stating the backstory & info re: the original feature of HAIRSPRAY, Tres Huevos. Saved me the time. Btw, didn't Ricki Lake also do a sweet little film, before she lost the weight and had a talk show, entitled BabyCakes? She didn't gain any weight in the movie. She was just her cute, big, beautiful, bubbly self.
 

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Kudos to u 4 stating the backstory & info re: the original feature of HAIRSPRAY, Tres Huevos. Saved me the time. Btw, didn't Ricki Lake also do a sweet little film, before she lost the weight and had a talk show, entitled BabyCakes? She didn't gain any weight in the movie. She was just her cute, big, beautiful, bubbly self.
IMDB says that's the remake of Sugarbaby ("Zuckerbaby"), the German movie I was talking about with Marrianne Sagebrecht. Never saw this - odd, because I was super-into Ricki Lake at the time. I remember when Hairspray came out The Face magazine had an interview and multi-photo spread of her demonstrating various dance moves and that thing was like my friggin bible/koran/torah for a year.
 

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what about Disfigured, is it any good or worth watching?
That depends on whether you are interested in empathizing with the emotional eating reality of some women, and how it can be a difficult experience for them to deal with? The film also draws parallels between anorexic self image issues (perceptions of fatness) and those of fat people themselves in an intriguing and challenging way. There is also quite a logical argument made against some of the weaker foundations of some schools of fat-activism.... so yeah its a challenging film to watch if you come at it with fixed preconceptions...its worthwhile though...

(n.b. there is a cute fat girl in it too...)


As for Avida, I watched this at Velvet's apartment when I was there last year. Its a surrealist film with some very amusing sequences and well worth a watch...

(and yes, of course, there is a cute fat girl in it also!)
 

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Queen Latifah is pretty spectacular in Chicago, filmed prior to her reducing her Latah-tahs. She's also hot as hell in Barber Shop 2 and Beauty Shop.

Lainie Kazan is zaftig and sexy in a milfy kind of way in a bunch of movies, pretty much everything from Lust in the Dust (also featuring Divine... hmm...) onward (except in The Associate, where she's oddly thin). IMDB says she's almost 70 but looks beautiful and nicely well-rounded in Don't Mess with the Zohan, from last year.

Kathy Najimi was in full super-sized glory in the Kathy and Mo Show, back in the 80s. Not actually a movie, but a stage play of feminist humor sketches filmed for HBO. Not my cup of tea humor-wise, but she's great to look at and moves around like someone a third her size. She's similarly fluffy in the two Sister Act movies (though obscured by a habit, of course), and in Soap Dish, where she has a small part. She went on to lose a lot of weight and has yo-yoed since but is cute and sexy at any of her sizes.

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Reviving long dead threads. It's not even allowed on some forums. Here it's fine for the most part, as long as it's for a reason (contribution), and it wasn't a thread that was better off dead/gone, etc.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/necropost
Oh lmao!! I thought it was some weird film like 'feed', hence why you were moving it to the weight board!! :D Ahh.. i will catch up with computer speak some day! ty
 

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Kudos to u 4 stating the backstory & info re: the original feature of HAIRSPRAY, Tres Huevos. Saved me the time. Btw, didn't Ricki Lake also do a sweet little film, before she lost the weight and had a talk show, entitled BabyCakes? She didn't gain any weight in the movie. She was just her cute, big, beautiful, bubbly self.
ooh.. I LOVED 'baby cakes'. I had it taped when i was younger and watched it over and over and.. ahh ok..i see what i was doing! lol.
 

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