Let’s talk about the Louis C.K. Fat Girl episode on FXs Louie. Okay so it’s official title is “So Did the Fat Lady” and it’s about about the hardships of plus size dating in your 30s.
Here’s what happened: Vanessa played by Sarah Baker is a fat waitress and asks Louie out. He repeatedly says no but finally agrees. Cut to the fat girl soliloquy starting with”On behalf of all the fat girls, I’m making you represent all of the guys.”
Media outlets are calling the fat girl episode of Louis “brutally honest” and a “ground breaking” TV moment for body image. I understand what Louis as a writer is trying to point out about the plight of the plus size women on the dating scene and in the media. He stands by quietly and ‘takes it’ but it still feels like a big fat guilt trip.
Vanessa is fun, cool, smart, sexy and talks about how men like Louis will sleep with fat girls but won’t actually date them. There’s a lot more to it and if you still haven’t watched the 7 minute clip I suggested you give it a red hot go. Even if you have watched it read the rest of the post and look again with a different set of eyes.
Seriously the Vanessa and Louis interaction falls under Big Curvy Love’s rules in Don’t Date Him Curvy Girl. I think everyone has missed the point on this Louie C.K. Fat Girl episode. It shouldn’t be about why Louis won’t date Vanessa but more about why Vanessa wont’ date Louis!
I have first hand experience with it on my 50 Fat Dates quest but if in the Louis C.K. wanted to actually be groundbreaking he should have just dated Vanessa!
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