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‘Your Fat Friend:' New documentary turns unflinching gaze towards anti-fatness

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“Your Fat Friend” Documentary Challenges Perceptions of Fatness #

A newly released documentary titled “Your Fat Friend” explores the complex relationship between fat activist Aubrey Gordon and her family. The film, directed by Jeanie Finlay, documents Gordon’s work for fat justice and her everyday experiences with friends and family. The documentary portrays the struggles and growth of Gordon’s parents, who initially found it difficult to address the subject of fatness. As the film traces Gordon’s journey over six years, it delves into the online reaction to her writing, highlighting both the abuse and support she received. The documentary aims to challenge societal perceptions of fatness and foster a better understanding of the experiences of fat individuals.