On the horror of your horror.
Thank you for writing -- dreaming of better airplanes and better movies.
thank you for sharing this impeccable, heartfelt, and lived reflection. i wonder what's in store for Frazer. this unfortunate, self-dehumanizing narrative arc is nothing new. the singe of his wings is almost audible.
My mother told me she watched this film and how incredible it was and how he deserves an Oscar. I was upset and couldn’t quite understand why, until it hit me that this woman tortured herself over her body and was absolutely disgusted by mine ( always fat. Way fatter than she is). Of course she would love it. It plays into all of her favorite body horrors. Thank you for articulating this disappointment and I hope that woman from the plane spills soup on her clothes every day.
You ARE exceptionally hot!!!!!
As a fan of The Mummy (1999) – it's one of my comfort movies – I am happy that Fraser has made a successful comeback. At the same time, as a fat woman, I am very angry that it took him playing a grotesque version of my life for Hollywood to accept his talents. I hate that he took the role, but I hate even more that the role existed in the first place.
"Like every bisexual who has ever existed, I used to love Brendon Fraser." *snortlaugh*
Also, well done on deleting an entirely unwarranted explanation for a thing. I am working on this all the time.
It's wild to me that the entire crew who worked on The Whale didn't notice that the TITLE OF THE MOVIE is a red flag that their so-called "representation" is sus.
Thank you so much for writing this! I'm fat as well, and you managed to articulate my feelings as well, why I felt uncomfortable during Brendan's speech and why I still cannot bring myself to watch The Whale, even though I also used to be fond of him and have nothing against him as a person. People say he did great job in this movie, but something about this role doesn't feel okay. It's kinda crazy that even though nowadays people talk a lot about body poitivity, the media still keep portraying fat people as losers, as someone unlikable and someone who have to change themselves. I think I only recently finally started to acccept myself the way I am an realize I'm actually beautiful and likeable too; I'm still not very confident about myself because the whole youth I've been thinking there's something wrong with me. So yeah, this dehumanization of fat people in media doesn't really help >_<
Thank you for sharing, what a delightful (and super sad and horrifying of course) read
Thank you for writing this. I relate! And about to start flying again it’s on my mind so much.
Thank you for sharing :)
This was so heartbreaking and beautiful and made me see connections that I couldn't quite see before. But that woman on the airplane. I would have punched her in the face. She assaulted you!
Thank you for this, all of it.
I appreciate this very much. Thank you.
Thank you for writing this <3
So infuriated (as always) with how Hollywood portrays fat bodies. Thank you so much for this, Carmen.
Ugh, I'm so sorry. Thank you for sharing this <3