I found out on Twitter that Kimberley Locke from American Idol is hosting a reality show about fat people joining a band:
“Making the Curve” — in which talented, plus-size women “prove that they have what it takes to form a hit pop musical group.”
Because… everyone in a band… needs to have… the same body type? This makes no sense as a show concept. As Jaclyn put it, “Dear Reality TV: Must there now be a “big” version of every show? Is this supposed to be empowering?”
I actually would love to see some more fat-themed scripted shows, if only so that fat actors and actresses could get more jobs! In fact, I really think what with True Blood and Twilight and all, the zeitgeist is really calling for a show about fat vampires. We can call it, simply, Fatpires. And I think any network programming executive who’s reading this should contact me immediately. FATPIRES, people. THIS IS A WINNER.
Also in TV news, Jimmy Kimmel recently did a bit about the increase in fat people programming by imagining something called the Lard Channel:
Ah, stupid late-night comedy, where fat actors can get work playing fat people for us to make fun of. This is why America needs Fatpires, you guys. This, and so many other reasons.
(Thanks for the link, Eliza!)
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