This week, Abby goes on a passionate rant about fat representation (or lack thereof) in books. Then she is joined by theatre scholar Ryan Donovan, whose work focuses on the role body politics play in the casting process. Abby and Ryan discuss body standards for short men, Annie, competitive suffering, historical attitudes toward fatness onstage, thin women who have played Effie in Dreamgirls, Ryan's work regarding disability and LGBTQ+ bodies onstage, and more.
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