From the fine network that brought you such titles as Mother May I Sleep With Danger? and Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear comes a film that may be of more interest than usual, as it stars Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray fame as a plus-sized girl. The movie is called Queen Sized.
Unlike Hairspray, which was set in 1962, Queen Sized takes place in present-day South Carolina, where Blonsky is Maggie Baker, a plus-sized high school senior who has always pitied herself for not being skinny, pretty or wealthy. When her name turns up on the list of nominees for the homecoming court as a prank, she’s mortified…
Blonsky bares flesh in Queen Sized in two scenes she says Lifetime offered her the “artistic choice” to cut. In one, she wears only a bra and pajama bottoms as she faces herself in a mirror and nitpicks her perceived shortcomings. In another, filmed from the back, she undresses in a bathroom stall, to avoid having to change in front of her peers.
Says Blonsky: “I’m not about exposing yourself. But I realized that a lot of plus-sized women are ashamed of their bodies or are scared to show them – let alone on TV. So I said: You know, ‘I’m not scared, because this is what we look like.’ This is what most of America looks like in their pajama bottoms.”
I am really bummed we won’t get to see Nikki all dressed up at the Golden Globes (especially if she wins; stupid AMPTA) but at least we’ll get to see her in this!
Posted by mo pie