We still have a ways to go, but right now there’s never been more on-screen diversity as far as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender. But there’s one kind of representation Hollywood continues to drag its feet on: body diversity.

Outside a couple notable exceptions (basically anything Queen Latifah has been in), the little representation we do see of fat women on screen usually comes with a heaping pile of missing the point entirely. 

The good intentions of Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty or Netflix’s controversial Insatiable, for example, don’t save either from still feeding into the same beauty standards they purport to subvertI Feel Pretty portrays Schumer’s body confidence as a magical delusion, while Insatiable puts a thin actress in a fat suit for the sake of a skinny revenge fantasy. Read more…

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