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Crystal @crystal ?

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  • Crystal commented on the blog post Bridesmaids wins   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Oh and also, the fact that “weight” or “fat” are not mentioned at all is not proof that this movie is not fatphobic. In fact, fat is often rendered invisible even while it is hypervisible. And we know that sexism racism, homophobia etc. often function in subtle ways without actually having to name race or [...]

  • Crystal commented on the blog post Bridesmaids wins   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Fat women are not only represented as asexual, they are also often represented as hypersexual, and also sexually starved because they are supposedly so “unattractive” they will sleep with any man that comes along (and in comparison to the leading characters – to which the audience is intended to identify – her sexuality it set [...]

  • Crystal commented on the blog post Bridesmaids wins   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Agreed! The plot is very cliche, no different from any other “chick flick.” Its still the leading female character whose life is going downhill until she meets a man, falls in love and lives happily ever after. I really don’t understand the uncritical praise for this movie!!

  • Crystal commented on the blog post Bridesmaids wins   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Yeah, I found this movie to be very fatphobic. The way in which Melissa’s character was represented as excessive (fat is often associated with excess bodily functions). Also, the way her character was represented as “kinky” in a very over the top way (not that there is anything wrong with “kinky” its just that fat [...]

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