Why did nobody tell me about Drop Dead Diva? Okay, okay. Some of you may have mentioned it, but somehow the message did not get through that this is a pretty terrific fat positive show. OMG.
We are playing catch up on episodes using NetFlix, and so far every episode has been a gem, dealing with one or another important fat topic.
If like me, you were oblivious to this show, the premise is that a beautiful blonde 24 year old wanna-be-model dies and comes back in the body of a beautiful fat lawyer. Hilarity ensues. Okay. Maybe not hilarity (although some of it is pretty funny) but it is so interesting to see this once-thin persona deal with life in a fat body and discover how not fun it is, but also learn that a person can be all manner of wonderful things in a fat body.
The one really fictional part of it (maybe even more so than her guardian angel) is her fat friendly doctor. Yeah right, like those exist. But the episode where she talks to her doctor about fad diets is amazing. We ALL want that doctor!
If you haven’t seen it, give it a try. I think you will be pleased.