Barbara Butch, DJ, singer, muse, LGBTQ+ activist and now actress, stars in a hard-hitting short film directed by Marina Ziolkowski, director and member of the 50/50 collective which promotes equality between women and men. men and diversity in cinema and audiovisual. At the opening of the film, two gendarmes control an overweight passerby and order her to undress: “You are out of the ordinary, you know the rules. It’s the price to pay for your sloppiness.” In the colorful and dystopian world of Extra Large, all the fat girls are forced to live naked to heighten the judgment and guilt they already bear. very real victims of our current society. Niki is also fat, but she is determined to put on her ball gown to go dancing. By revisiting the fairy tale where a princess imprisoned by an evil stepmother dreams of balls and Prince Charming, Marina Ziolkowski reverses the codes. In this falsely ingenuous short film and under the shimmering colors of Reunion Island, prison is the norm and prince charming, the freedom of the body. Here, the fat and the rolls are neither erased nor concealed and large bodies are not invisible. On the contrary, we only see them, in all their nudity, first constrained then assumed and finally claimed. They are filmed without false modesty, but with benevolence, in settings designed to avoid giving in to voyeurism or fetishization. As the fairy godmother who will help Niki take her revenge on the body police, we find the comedian Rosa Bursztein. Extra large will be freely available for three months.
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