April 7, 2006, - 2:00 pm

Weekend Box Office: Phat Gilrz–EEUUW!; Anti-White Racism & Other Reasons to Hate Fat Chicks

By Debbie Schlussel
It doesn’t matter how much society tries to push fat chicks on us, we’ll–thankfully–never accept the morbidly obese as sexy or even attractive. They’re not.
The latest attempt is perhaps the most disgusting. It’s this weekend’s box office release, “Phat Girlz,” starring fat activist Mo’Nique. We’ve written about Mo’Nique’s absurd fat chick “beauty” pageants. And this movie is yet more proof that our world needs a whole lot Less’Nique, not Mo’. It was screened for critics last night, to avoid the zero (or minus a gazillion) star reviews it surely deserves. So far, this is the worst movie of the year (perhaps the decade or century, too).
The most disgusting part is perhaps the beginning, which is just grotesque. Do you want to see the wet dream, sexual fantasy of the morbidly obese Mo’Nique getting oral sex from a group of men on their knees? I didn’t either. But that’s part of the two-hour long punishment I got for agreeing to screen this movie. Blechhh!

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Chubby chasers, this is the movie for you. For everyone else, the movie is painful and properly categorized as an ordeal. Fat people having sex in a bathtub; Fat people pigging out with food all over their faces; Fat people trying to fit into clothes. Three giant things we didn’t need to see in even more giant detail on a giant movie screen. It gave new meaning to the words, “The Big Screen.”
Hard to believe someone mortgaged his house to pay for this disaster. But someone did. It’s produced by Mo’Nique’s 10 Times Greater Productions. “Greater” was not the word I was thinking of when viewing this film.
That’s not to mention the racial stereotypes–Black and White–in this celluloid stupidity. If I were Black, I’d hate this movie, too. It’s a contemporary minstrel show. It makes Black women out to be fat, sex-crazed predators and other not-so-appealing characterizations. Yet, the largely Black audience with whom I saw it, just seemed to eat it up. Just watch–this painful viewing experience may be #1 at the movies, this weekend.
Then, there’s the Whites. All White women in the movie were “skinny bitches,” and referred to thusly. The White men were racist and mean jerks. One of them was a loan officer who rejected a loan for the Black Mo’Nique because she lives in an “undesirable neighborhood.” Read “Black.” As if a real bank employee would actually say that. Oh, and did I mention he works for “PLANTATION State Bank”? Subtle.
Even though we’ve, unfortunately, made it easier and more acceptable to be at an unhealthy weight in our society, the fact is America won’t accept the morbidly obese as “hot,” because they just aren’t. That’s why, even though she was probably one of the best singers among finalists on “American Idol,” morbidly obese Mandisa was voted off this week. Her patterned halter top made her large, waddling figure look larger. Fat is just not cool. Or, more important, healthy.
No matter how many stores like “Torrid” selling cross-your-heart hammock bras or Brooklyn Bridge-length thongs for fat chicks, it will never be cool, or physically safe, to be so overweight.
And disgusting, bigoted movies like “Phat Girlz” won’t change that one bit.

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8 Responses

Uhhh…what was American Idol winner Rubin Stoddard if not morbidly obese?
HE’S A GUY, SO HE DOESN’T COUNT. THE OPERANT WORD IS “CHICKS.” SOCIETY IS MORE FORGIVING OF BIG GUYS. THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

smudge on April 7, 2006 at 6:59 pm

debbie i barely know what you look like. could you post a schlussel gallery for us mens?

shleppy on April 7, 2006 at 9:58 pm

That Schlussel gallery for us mens is not a bad idea.
In a semi related bit of news, I just noticed that our favorite Middle East Scholar and Peacemaker Sharon “Crotch Woman” Stone’s movie is not even in the top 10 this week.

The_Man on April 10, 2006 at 12:21 am

i enjoy your post, wish more people thought like you….i was just reading the comments on this post about fat people and noticed ones like
“debbie i barely know what you look like. could you post a schlussel gallery for us mens?”
i would totally ban idiots like that…
on topic, i think the government should regulate the calorie intake of food….but even easier than that..
i see these fat black women and their fat black children buying nothing but sugar and fat from walmart…which isnt that abnormal, but they are using welfare to do it….i mean, isnt there some way for the government to control the things you can buy on welfare….oreos or broccoli, they dont give a shit.
this is my first pos, i look forward to reading more into your thoughts
justin

just1n on May 13, 2006 at 2:04 pm

I’m a guy. Does anyone feel bad for being skinny nowadays? I went to a New Years eve party with so many fat chicks, that I was looking at myself and saying, “why do I not weight more”?

Awen Malarty on January 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

“HE’S A GUY, SO HE DOESN’T COUNT. THE OPERANT WORD IS “CHICKS.” SOCIETY IS MORE FORGIVING OF BIG GUYS. THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL”

And you don’t see anything wrong with that? Are you monumentally STUPID?

Fat is neither attractive nor cool – for women OR men. If I was a guy, I would be offended that you think it’s apparently okay for me to eat myself to an early grave.

I: Well, I agree. But society doesn’t. We are far more tolerant of fat guys than fat chicks. That’s because women dig a guy by the size of his wallet, not his waist. And guy’s are attracted to women–at least initially–by looks. You may not like it. But that’s the way it is. DS

iris on August 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm

It’s funny how she promotes obese people as being sexy while she always has the muscular athleticly built guys in her movies as love interests. hypocrit?- food for thought…

CaptainN on October 7, 2010 at 10:18 am

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