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Happy to be fat!?
morphiagoddess wrote in fatshionista
So I was over on MTV.com because a co-worker of mine was yacking about the new Tila Tequila show, A Shot at Love, With Tila Tequila. That's a whole other story though! LoL

Anyhow, I was talking to her about the other show True Life. So I mosey-ed on over to the casting calls for the show. Ya know where they post what upcoming topics will be and you can apply with your photo and story to be on the show. Let's see what I found...

True Life: I Need Anger Management

True Life: I'm Schizophrenic

True Life: I'm a Southern Belle

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat...

What? So they're going to do a show on Fat Acceptance? Somehow I don't see this thing being positive. I mean, granted the description below sounds like it might have a positive ring to it. But something about this just seems wrong. Something sounds like it's going to just mock a fat person. I dont know.

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat

Are you overweight but comfortable with your body type? Do friends and family urge you to lose weight but you don't listen? Do you appreciate the feeling or appearance of being fat or do you like to date men or women who are overweight? Do you want to increase your weight? Have you set a goal in bodyweight or size that you're trying to reach? Have you encountered health problems or risks while trying to reach your goal?

If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 28, and are happy to be fat, email us at: fat@mtvstaff.com with all of the details.

Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

What do you guys think? Are any of you going to email this staff to try out? Or do you think that it's all just fun and insults?

Oh, and you know.. I know how this show ends up. My highschool was the one in True Life: Prom Night. They butcher everything you say and turn it into whatever they want to hear. I dont know about this. Any comments, arguments.. etc??

I feel fat, but not happy today.

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Absolutely. I bet it will be like this other documentary I watched, which was all "OMG SCHIZOPHRENICS ROAM THE STREETS WHILE OFF THEIR MEDS AND STALLK YOU! ....But the ones who drug themselves out often lead normal lives! Just look at this poor old woman in a halfway house who does volunteer work and sleeps 16 hours a day! She's leading a happy and normal life, just like you and me! :D!!"

It's just so untrue, all of it. It's so aggravating - it perpetuates the myth that people with these disorders are crazy invalids. MTV is doing a show on Panic disorder, too. Guh.

Well, some of it is true. Mental illness runs the full spectrum when it comes to how it affects people's lives. Some people are crazy invalids. Some people have lives that are somewhat normal, and some are completely normal. And some take their medication and some don't. A responsible documentary would cover all of the bases, as it were.


Oh, I know. The point I was trying to make (inarticulately - I haven't slept in two days due to my own mental illness, haha) was that said documentaries show the full spectrum from dangerous!crazy to invalid!crazy to slightlyfunctional!crazy. They don't show the people who fight it and get on with their lives, and so on. Stupid "documentaries". x.x

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