Disfigured

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Publisher:
Cinema Libre Studio,
Pub. Date:
[2008]
Edition:
Widescreen.
Language:
English
Description
Two women who don't look at all alike find out they have an unfortunate amount in common in this independent comedy drama. Lydia (Deidra Edwards) is a woman in her early thirties who lives and works in Venice Beach, CA, a place where appearance counts for a lot. Lydia is more than a little overweight, and she's a member of a "Fat Acceptance Group," a support organization where plus-sized women gather to discuss their emotional issues and their desire for the world to understand them at face value. One day, a new face appears at the group's weekly meeting -- Darcy (Staci Lawrence), a strikingly slender woman who informs the regulars that she's a recovering anorexic who wants to attend because despite her size, she still sees herself as fat. While the leader of the group rejects Darcy, Lydia strikes up a friendship with her, and as they get to know one another they come to understand their unique anxieties about their bodies. Lydia has begun a tentative romance with a stocky but likable man named Bob (Ryan C. Benson), who wants a woman who won't judge him for his girth, but when she learns he's planning to have gastric bypass surgery in a final bid to lose weight, she's afraid he'll leave her behind and makes an unusual request to Darcy -- lessons in how to become anorexic. Disfigured was the first directorial assignment for screenwriter Glenn Gers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Title disfigured
Grouping Author dialogue heavy pictures
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 01:10:20AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 06:19:42AM

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auth_author2 Benson, Ryan C., Edwards, Deidra., Gers, Glenn., Lawrence, Staci.
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display_description Lydia is a fat, graceful woman struggling to maintain her identity in fashionable Venice Beach, California. Though she is a member of Fat Acceptance Group she still struggles with complex feelings about her body and its place in the world. Darcy, a recovering-anorexic real estate agent, is struggling with the same issues from a very different perspective. Her attempt to join the Fat Acceptance Group is quickly rejected, but it introduces her to Lydia.
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subject_facet Body image -- Drama, DVD-Video discs, Drama, Eating disorders -- Drama, Feature films, Female friendship -- Drama, Overweight persons -- Attitudes -- Drama, Overweight women -- Attitudes -- Drama, Self-help groups -- Drama, Thin people -- Attitudes -- Drama, Venice Beach (Calif.) -- Drama, Video recordings
title_display Disfigured
title_full Disfigured [videorecording (DVD)] / Cinema Libre Studio presents a Dialogue Heavy Pictures film in association with Launchpad Productions; written and directed by Glenn Gers
title_short Disfigured
topic_facet Attitudes, Body image, Eating disorders, Female friendship, Overweight persons, Overweight women, Self-help groups, Thin people
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