It kind of got me thinking, as I've also noticed several other shows that seem to be "reaching out" to the plus size community out there, like "Big Sexy" which apparently centers around plus size models. In the commercial for the series one of the ladies states "once you go big you never go twig." While I'm really happy to see more voluptuous ladies in TV, I can't help but wonder if the format isn't still a bit derogatory. The original Say Yes to the Dress is still just "the original" and now that the plus sized brides are on the other show, it's dominated by much smaller women. There are plenty of shows about models, doctors, whatever, and most of them are skinny, but the plot lines and focus of the series tend not to be about their size. However, for all the shows that feature larger people, they almost always seem to revolve around size.
Sometimes I feel like the specific representation is good, but other times I kind of wish they just made a point to include plus size people in the mix. You know, treated everyone the same kinda? Instead of sorting and separating. Skinny/"Normal" over here and all the big people over there. Like how the Big Sexy lady made the twig comment... I mean, I'm little, and I don't diss larger people. Why can't we just try and make everyone feel good and beautiful and not make it seem like a competition of warring parties? Can't we all just get along?
That said. Lane Bryant's "Throw the world a curve" campaign is nice. I was SO offended when the controversy over their provocative ad featuring a gorgeous plus size women leaving to go out in nothing but sexy underwear and a trench coat was taken off the air for being too sexy or w/e. VS models wear way less and get to roll around and spread their legs and whisper at the camera but a plus sized lady can't leave the house? Gimme a break lol. Anyways...
What do you all think?