Flashback Friday- Phat Girlz (2006)

It’s no secret that women are shamed into the idea that the only way to be complete and happy is to be a certain size.

In the 2006 film Phat Girlz, Jazmin (Mo’Nique) is convinced that the only way she can find a man is to be thin. Then she meets Dr. Tunde Jonathan (Jimmy Jean-Louis), who appreciates her curves. But will Jazmin appreciate her curves and allow Dr. Tunde to love her has she is?

I like and appreciate this movie on two levels: The first is that we need more women of color fully fleshed out on-screen. The second is that the heroine is not a size 2 and is dealing with the pressure to fit into that unattainable ideal.

I recommend it.

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