Friday, Oct 18, 2:30-3:30 PM

Big Punchline: History of Representation of Fat Women in Film

840 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3716, United States

Big Punchline: A Brief History of Representation of Fat Women in Film and Television Free and open to the public. Venue: Blue Orleans Theater at The New Orleans Advocate (840 St. Charles Ave.) Fat women in American film and television are historically invisible. When they are present, they appear as villains, funny sidekicks that act as a foil to a pretty main character, or as objects of pity (often played by thin actresses in fat suits). Only recently have self-actualized representations of fatness graced our screens. Even still, they are few and far between. This lecture by Anne Rose Malamet uses existing fat studies scholarship to categorize representations of fatness in American film and television and examines their sexist and racist messaging. Annie Rose Malamet is a teaching artist and independent podcast producer based in Brooklyn, New York. https://www.annierosemalamet.com This event is sponsored by Jaci Blue. https://www.jaciblue.com