Your Fat Friend charts the complexities of finding a place in the world when you don’t quite fit.
Aubrey Gordon writes anonymously with candour and humour as “Your Fat Friend” about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world.
Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane, and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s.
She spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights so she knows that change is possible. Now it’s time to advocate for herself.
Acclaimed director Jeanie Finlay (Orion: The Man Who Would Be King) charts Aubrey’s rise from anonymous blogger to NYTimes best-selling author and co-host of the podcast Maintenance Phase in this illuminating, galvanising documentary, which won the Audience award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2023.