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Your Fat Friend

Your Fat Friend

Jeanie Finlay & Jeanie Finlay / United Kingdom & United States / 2023

A humorous, personal and highly educational manifesto about being fat in a world designed for thin people. Based on the iconic texts and activist Aubrey Gordon, and on six years of lived experience from anonymous blogger to best-selling author.

‘Just say fat’. With that call, activist author Aubrey Gordon begins her personal narrative about being fat in a world designed for thin people. A cinematic manifesto shot over six years, from starting out as an anonymous blogger to breaking anonymity and becoming a best-selling author and celebrity podcaster, with the praise, the private messages from singer Adele and the death threats that come with it. Her goal is to create a paradigm shift in the way we look at fat people and our own bodies. But most of all, it’s to get her own parents to listen and understand. ‘Your Fat Friend’ is a touching and humorous film about fatness, family, the complexities of change and our messy relationships with our own and other people’s bodies. But as Aubrey Gordon herself says, the solution is pretty simple, it’s just about treating fat people as what they are: people.