Randomly deciding to watch this movie, thought it tells a journey about a fat girl & how she accepts her body image:) Here are my thoughts after watching it : -Like the portrays of love-hate sibling relationship -The law man is a total fuckboi, asking her to do that in the name of "demonstration of love" wtf -Can't stop asking myself what kind of movie am i watching -Feeling uncomfortable -The ending got me shook
Realistische Darstellung zweier ungleicher Schwestern, die durch Geschwisterliebe und Rivalität verbunden sind. Vom Erlebnis Sexualität gefordert, ja überfordert, werden sie auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Leider ist der deplatzierte Twist am Ende zu Interpretationswürdig geraten.
Rewatch after about 12 years or something. Unfortunately lacks the sthenia of Breillat's best films and gets awkward in the last 20 minutes when it suddenly becomes a horror film (I get it; it's ultimately about psychological/physical violence against women, but it's clumsy). It's disheartening because for many Americans this is the 'entry point' for Breillat (it's a Criterion movie), yet it's merely a palimpsest.
We cannot be indifferent in much of Breillat's cinema, which is why it's essential the politics can be impossible to parse. It especially fits as 'Fat Girl' is so much about the violence of voyeurism - both for Anais and us. Passive viewing manifests as a kind of trauma, not least in the social stigma's we encourage. The coda collides 'recognised' taboo with willful liberation to genuinely transgressive effect.