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Plus Size Women in Film (and TV)

My friend asked me if I could come up with some examples of plus size women and girls in fiction for her thesis, so obviously I thought it would make a great Letterboxd list.

Looking for films (and TV recs) that depict plus size - chubby, fat, plump, chunky, curvaceous, overweight, etc - women and girls - there has to be some commentary (either explicit or implied) about their size, not just the fact that an actress is bigger.

Old, young; lead characters or one-dimensional sidekicks; the only thing has to that there can be something said about how bigger women are perceived (both positive or negative or somewhere in between).

Obviously ideas of what counts as "plus size" have…

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  • Isn't It Romantic
  • Dumplin'
  • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Life of the Party
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Piggy
  • Lady Bird
  • Fat Camp
  • Rough Night
  • Girls Trip
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  • How to Be Single
  • Spy
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