So this was bound to happen here sooner or later, given the massive love and affection I have for the movie Pitch Perfect, for Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy and for the script in general. Most people who saw it were pleasantly surprised, all singing, all dancing performance type geeks like me, LOVED IT. With a side order of humour, a love story, a coming of age tale and American college movie setting well, it was basically all the things I love in my chill out relax movie and more.

It was mostly because Fat Amy was just about the best fat character written, ever! None come to mind now but I’ll keep you posted. If you take a look online men and woman alike love her. The quotes are everywhere, Rebel’s gorgeous face in the most ridiculous of excellent facial expressions is with them. This character lives because she was just so darn GOOD. The character was just so darn good. It’s golden, I squealed a little when they told me Rebel was already in talks for a second.

Yes!

Something that gets up my nose about the representation of fat people in media is that they are just faceless, nameless bodies being used as an example of bad health, head cropped or face blurred OR fat bodies are seen as a fetish, of sorts. I LOVE that Fat Amy was portrayed as being appealing but not overly sexualised. It was REALLY nice to see a fat woman being cute, sexy and cool without being covered in cupcakes or cream. Or you know, rolling about in piles of food smearing it over themselves like some sort of fetish moment.

I loved Fat Amy because she was funny, warm and friendly. That line about ‘just wanting to hang out with a bunch of cool chicks’ is perfect. That’s who she is. A girl loving life, making friends, doing stuff. A self aware AND beautiful girl with great freaking hair. She dressed well with young and funky outfits. No hiding there. It was great to see a fat woman who wasn’t embarrassed or ashamed of her body. Man I loved that. There she was, just being her, living a healthy, happy, active life.

You know, like a normal person…

  • <3 What? Normal? No way!

    xxxxx

  • Mel – you crushed it!

  • I haven’t seen this movie yet, I so want to though. I’ve loved Rebel Wilson for ages she cracks me up, she is one hell of a funny chick.

    • It’s good and if you love Rebel, you will LOVE it! I’ve seen it four times. Haha. Maybe I should come with you. 😉

  • Rianna

    LOVE her.

  • sheribombblog

    She is a riot! LOVED her and best representation of a fat chick in the media to date. Also, she’s a girl after my own heart – can I skip the cardio? HAH

    • So much fun. I agree. And by the way, no you cannot skip the cardio! HAHA.

      • sheribombblog

        Hahaha! Damn 😛

  • Yes! I love Fat Amy too! She is a brilliant representation of a body positive woman. And I love her ‘horizontal running’. I’ve watched this movie so many times because she is so awesome. Also, I love the Riff-off

  • LOVEEEEEEEEEE! The whole movie and especially rebels portrayal of fat amy- a sequel would be the bomb!!! :)xx

    • Looooooooooove! Too good. Cannot wait for two. But they are saying ti could be two+ years away. Darn it.

  • Alex Andersson

    As an Aussie male and long time fan of Rebel, having watched her on Australian television over the past decade, I can honestly say that she has always projected a body-confident image her entire career… not just poking endless fun at her weight but also lampooning aspects of Australian culture like you wouldn’t believe! She is definitely one of the most likeable characters Down Under and she’s made a lot of Aussies proud of her ability to wow audiences across America. I con only hope her career goes from strength to strength from this day forward.

    Way to go Rebel!

  • SpijkerKat

    Fat Amy was awesome, i loved it when they asked why she called herself that, she said so people wouldn’t do it behind her back. She was awesome.
    Btw, as an aside, any idea how to change the name on your disquis? Google wasnt much help and i’ve stopped logging in to comment as when i googled myself, it came up with all my posts since my full name was showing – eek! Thanks!

    • Haha. Yes! LOVE.

      I think you need to log into WordPress {is yours a WordPress blog?} otherwise try Gravitar. Actually, email me, I’ll see what I can find out.

      • Spijkerkat

        Nope its blogger, i’ll have a better search around and see if i can sort it out, otherwise i’ll email you – thanks so much 🙂