Our very own Yael Tygiel got a chance to talk with some of the dancers from Lizzo's Watch Out For the Big Grrrls and asked them the question that has been keeping her up at night... How Do They Deal with Chub Rub?
See what the professionals have to say below, and catch the Lizzo's Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime.
With the Oscars a day away, quite a few films are continuing to make headlines. On their way to the Academy Awards, the incredible cast of CODA keeps picking up statues, allowing them to remind the industry that representation matters, authenticity matters, inclusion matters. Other films nominated in the Best Picture category have been making headlines for less positive criticism, including Licorice Pizza’s blatantly offensive racism. As with every year, the Oscars drum up discussions about diversity in film, but no one seems to be talking about the fatphobia baked into our entertainment.
Maybe it’s time to start.
Reginald the Vampire, based on the Johnny B. Truant "Fat Vampire" book series, stars Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man's Ned) as Reginald, a fat treadmill salesman who gets turned into a Vampire. Not only did the series just wrap filming this week, but the series be on SYFY this summer. Plus, both Amazon and Hulu have picked up streaming rights for international territories, according to Variety.
I haven't yet read the book series - and based on the description listed on GoodReads, I'm afraid I won't like it - but I'm pleased to see more plus size representation on TV, especially when it's on a channel I tend to enjoy.
Will you be watching Reginald the Vampire on SYFY? Have you read the book series that inspired it? Let me know!
-- Yael Tygiel
Just in case you didn't catch it last month, Amazon released the trailer for the upcoming competition series, Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.
Watch it below and watch Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls on March 25th on Amazon.