Your Fat Friend + Recorded Q&A
Made over 6 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). How the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people, and about her own fractured relationship to her body.
She spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights so she knows that change is possible. Now it's time to advocate for herself.
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.
The most meaningful personal change is when her family start listening to her message.
YOUR FAT FRIEND, a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.
The film will be followed by a recorded Q&A with Jeanie Finlay and Aubrey Gordon.
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