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Fat Actress 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005)
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.
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Series cast summary:
Kirstie Alley ...  Kirstie Alley 7 episodes, 2005
Bryan Callen ...  Eddie Falcone 7 episodes, 2005
Rachael Harris ...  Kevyn Shecket 7 episodes, 2005
Kelly Preston ...  Quinn Taylor Scott 4 episodes, 2005
Mayim Bialik ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Curry ...  Max Cooper 2 episodes, 2005
Michael McDonald ...  Sam Rascal 2 episodes, 2005
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Tait Ruppert Tait Ruppert ...  Chuck Manson 2 episodes, 2005
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Larry King ...  Larry King 1 episode, 2005
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Kevin Nealon ...  Johnny Knightley 1 episode, 2005
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Bill Smitrovich ...  John McGuire 2 episodes, 2005
Christopher McDonald ...  Jimmy - Kirstie's Brother 1 episode, 2005
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Wallace Shawn ...  Dr. Sigmund von Oy 2 episodes, 2005
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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6 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Kirstie Alley är fat actress See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Oh - my....
11 March 2005 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

In general, this is one of those shows that young actresses (and hotel heiresses) should see -- and take notes. You didn't take time to think about your future - the good...and the bad. Kirsty Alley is there..and she wants us to watch her struggle, cheer for her,be there for her.

I can't.

My problem with this show isn't about Kirsty being "fat" or an "actress". What turns me off is that her personality is gosh-awful. Gosh-darn-awful. I wouldn't want to be in a room with her -- fat, thin or otherwise. The extra added weight she claims is the problem - isn't.

This is the entertainment industry and they cast based on what a writer develops as his/her character: height, weight etc. Casting Directors can recommend changes - Producers and Directors can "go a different way" but it is what it is. Kirsty choose the career, this is the sad but true reality of it. Female Actresses are a dime a dozen. As a teen they are dolled up to play 20's and in their 20's they are toned down to play roles that call for ages 30-40's. By 35, you're playing a grand-mother! And 60? If you are working, you are truly lucky but it will be rare that you're a sized two and will have a love scene with a 20 year old male actor! Actress, like the rest of us, must grow up and accept their new casting status - be you fat or thin.

But making a show about the trials and tribulations of an thin actress with a weight gain, now that could be interesting. But Kirsty...she's just not interesting or even watchable in the part. She is annoying. Very annoying. There - I've said it. It has NOTHING to do with being above the actress norm in weight. That is the main point that needs to be realized here.

Kirsty comes across to me like someone starving for media attention in this already too media obsessed world. The stereotypes in this program are worse - for everyone all around. It's not cutting edge or hip or "makes people talk, so its good" kinda thing. It's horrid. I would not like to leave it to Kirsty Alley to explain to African Americans why she thinks African American men always like "fat" women. They wouldn't like HER - and it has NOTHING to do with her weight.

African American men do not always like fat women. They like healthy women -just like everyone else. African American men -- as well as many men regardless of their race -- like women who are confident within themselves, be it 98 pounds or 598 pounds. Not all 98 pound women are married, adored, rich and are mentally stable. That's a misnomer, but a nomer Kirsty wants to fit into "if only she can loose the weight and get back to where she was when she was 19." Kirsty does not display confidence of herself and self worth on her program - that is another problem I have. She wraps herself, her self-worth, her LIFE around whether she can get to a size two or not. In essence she wants us to believe that Hollywood is saying that "A woman has no life unless she is a sized two" when in fact it is SHE that is saying: "I have NO life unless I am a size two" and that is a horrible, dangerous message for ANYONE (male or female) to think.

For Kirsty it's about occupation. And her occupation is based on an ideal that was crafted by slick marketing to males and success is measured by dollars and not brains. Accept who you are, work on your personality, and stop trying to push an unrealistic ideal that you want to fit back into. She will loose weight but may never be a size two again - and the message should be: THAT'S OKAY. I am no longer an ingénue actress but I am STILL an actress because that is my craft. Not my being. And because I weight more, doesn't mean I can't handle what I am experienced in - I just need to change the roles I go out for and my outlook.

That is the problem with this show, the above messages are no where there - because Kirsty, the actress, hasn't gotten them yet herself.


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