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Glee preaches acceptance: But the show wasn’t “Born This Way!”

May 4, 2011


Glee continues to take one step forward and two steps back with its most recent episode “Born This Way.” The last time I posted abut Glee, it was to praise its inspirational and subversive character Lauren Zizes, the obese chick with an attitude too bold to ignore and an interaction with the other characters and the […]

Glee’s at it again: “Comeback” reinvents the fat high schooler trope

February 21, 2011


While Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) at first seemed a cop-out on Glee, she has since proven to be perhapsthe most subversive and unique character on the roll. The episode “Comeback” (aired 2/15/11) finally gave Lauren the depth she needed to begin chipping away at the enormous negative stigma surrounding obese characters (and ultimately real women) saturating […]