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Oh boy. DL is going to LOVE this quote from an article about a documentary on the portrayal of fat people onscreen

"If you look at the way that LGBTQ+ stories have been told over the years, they have become much more nuanced on screen because people have a better understanding and have challenged the bias with which these stories have been told in the past. Why can't we do the same with body size?"

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by Anonymousreply 6February 10, 2024 2:38 PM

Being gay isn't a choice.

Being grossly obese IS a choice.

by Anonymousreply 1February 10, 2024 1:24 PM

America's entertainment and publishing community has completely run dry. No wonder we've lost so much ground in influencing global pop culture. The only "art" we now export is based in black culture/hip-hop.

by Anonymousreply 2February 10, 2024 1:24 PM

Bravo!

by Anonymousreply 3February 10, 2024 1:24 PM

Oh, yes. One must embrace one’s Type 2 diabetes just as one embraces one’s gay and lesbian relatives. It’s not the fault of Type 2 that it leads to blindness and amputations — that’s just how diabetes IS — any more than it’s the fault of a gay person that they love and have satisfying sexual relations with persons of the same sex. No one can help it!

Being fat is ALL about feelings and no facts, just like being gay is — don’t we all know how easily those gay people could become, you should pardon the expression, normal, but they just don’t want to — and the heart disease and inability to take stairs resulting from obesity are expressions of prejudice because science and bigots are mean when everyone knows mass quantities of Cheetos help a person get through their days.

by Anonymousreply 4February 10, 2024 1:34 PM

[quote]If you look at the way that LGBTQ+ stories have been told over the years, they have become much more nuanced on screen

What world is she living in? Can anyone give an example of how gays have become more nuanced?

The most high profile gay portrayal on tv imo, is Will & Grace, which rolled out every gay stereotype in the book for comic effect.

by Anonymousreply 5February 10, 2024 2:33 PM

Despite the gaiety, lgb stories can have hot people. Fat stories, can not. Any questions? Nice of you ham planets to act like the stomach churning action of you guys knocking boots is at all like gay stories.

by Anonymousreply 6February 10, 2024 2:38 PM
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