Fattitude Movie 2015 Lindsey Averill, Viridiana Lieberman April 2014 Magnoliah Black is one of 14 Radical speakers in a feature-length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking. On our television screens and in the advertising world the fat body is a joke. Magazines and entertainment news shows fixate on the “fatness” of celebrities bodies and there are very few films that feature fat leads, despite the fact that 60%+ of Americans are – or at the very least consider themselves – fat. We are making a feature-length independent documentary that exposes how fat hatred permeates our popular culture, spreading the message fat is bad and in turn forwarding the idea that being cruel, unkind or downright unjust to a fat person is acceptable behavior. As you can tell from our trailer, our film in already in production. We’re here on kickstarter because we need your help to complete our film! Our goal is to get our film finished, out there, and changing the world by the end of 2015!
Toronto Burlesque Festival 2012 – 5th Annual Burlesque Ball – Part 2 By Photolena July 2012 …I was truly looking forward to seeing the gals of Rubenesque Burlesque from Oakland. They represent one of the ideals that I love most about burlesque and cabaret – all women are sexy when they’re up on stage. If you have the charisma and the talent to strut your stuff in front of the spotlight, you will blow the audience away – and they absolutely did! I loved the comedic irony of the routine – the gals are stuck at a fat camp with an unbelievably chipper and annoying Skinny Minny camp leader who’s putting them through some boring cheerleader-style exercise routines that no one would ever really want to do. They band together and overpower the hapless girl. Cannibal-style, they have a lovely feast of her parts – quite fun watching these lovely gals chewing on severed legs and arms. Strong, gorgeous women who show us all you don’t have to push yourself to try and fit into society’s ideas of beauty.