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post #1 of 15
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Is anyone else watching the new show with Kirsty Alley on Showtime? I've actually made a point to watch the first two episodes, and it's actually a good show. And I never really liked Kirsty Alley before.

And honestly, even though I know she is losing weight with that Jenny Craig marketing thing, I think it's pretty cool that she is not only able to poke fun at herself and her weight, but that Showtime is willing to put a heavy but beautiful woman in a lead role with her own show. Makes you wonder though how many networks passed up the show exactly because of her weight, which of course can't be attractive by Hollywood standards.
post #2 of 15
I saw one of them, I was slightly supprised it was actually funny. I have watched her since Cheers and the movie with Tom Selleck about the bad robots.. and that other show where she was some kinda fashion model exec.. Not sure if I will make a point of watching the show on a regular basis, but if I happen to flip through and catch it I will leave it I suppose.
post #3 of 15
I haven't seen it, I've never really liked Kirstie Alley either.

I think it's great that she's got her own show. You're probably right, several networks probably passed her up.

I hope she does well with the show but more importantly with her weight loss.
post #4 of 15
I've liked Kirsty Alley since she was on Cheers and have wondered how her show would turn out. Sort of makes me wish I had Showtime.
post #5 of 15
Kristy Alley, the mom of "Look Who's Talking?" movies with John Travolta? I like her. I remember watching an interview about her show and her weight. She was very cool about it. Nice lady!
post #6 of 15
if she is the woman on look who is talking.. she isnt fat? well id ont know how she is now but in the movie she wasnt and i loved those movies with her!
post #7 of 15
I don't have cable, wish I did. I'd love to be able to see the show. I think Kirsty Alley carries her weight well, and in my opinion, she is still quite beautiful, even if she is heavier than Hollywood's standards. I also, really like her. She's got a down to earth quality that I fine endearing.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by fwan
if she is the woman on look who is talking.. she isnt fat? well id ont know how she is now but in the movie she wasnt and i loved those movies with her!
She used to be thin. She put on a lot of weight, and then Hollywood didn't want to put her in movies because of it. I think she's a lot prettier even with her weight than a lot of actress's are, who are much thinner.
post #9 of 15
i know, in some of her movies she wasnt thin at all which was good.
i dotn like those stick thin people who think that girls who are average weight are fat.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I don't have cable, wish I did. I'd love to be able to see the show. I think Kirsty Alley carries her weight well, and in my opinion, she is still quite beautiful, even if she is heavier than Hollywood's standards. I also, really like her. She's got a down to earth quality that I fine endearing.
I agree with you on Kirsty Alley carrying her weight well.
I don't have Showtime either, so I love watching the clips they show on Entertainment Tonight- it looks like a hoot!
post #11 of 15
Okay, I imagine this has been discussed to death on a previous thread, but since I'm new at TCS, this is my first time encountering the whole Hollywood female beauty ideal thing here... and I can't resist throwing in my 2 cents.

First, Kirstie Allie is not 'fat' (though I think the idea of her taking on that role is brilliant, and somewhat of a backlash). Does she need to love weight for medical reasons? I don't know, because I'm not her doctor. Actually, I think she looks fabulous. I get really pissed off when I hear about 'character roles' for women of a certain size or age. Women should embrace and love their bodies and not feel shame at any age, whether they are 15 or 65! Unfortunately, with this Western idea of worshipping the 'culture of youth', it prevents women from obtaining self-actualization and keeps them in a state of perpetual insecurity.

Personally, I think it's a marketing/media conspiracy to keep women spending massive amounts of money on products which make no bloody difference to how they actually feel on the inside! Because, as we all know but quickly forget, true beauty comes from the inside, as cliche as that may sound.

How unfortunate that Western culture is so shallow to glorify something as minutely important as large breasts (or moreover, implants), yet we can't have gratitude for simply having a pair of breasts that are free from cancer.

And although I try to keep a healthy lifestyle simply because I feel more balanced, there is absolutely NO WAY I would give up chocolate, chips or pastries just to conform to the current, and absolutely absurd 'ideal' of what women should aspire to.

Okay, that's been way more than 2 cents worth...

Jenn (and the Russian Blue crew - who have no body image issues whatsover! )
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
The name of the show is "Fat Actress" and since she is one of the shows creators I think of the name as her way of going to the tabloids who have been calling her "fat" for how long. But to be fair, she is probably pushing 250-300 lbs. She does carry it well, and generally dresses well for her body too. Is it healthy? Probably not, but it is a whole lot closer to my body size than Carmen Electra! And she definitely is a beautiful woman, IMO prettier now than she was when she was so skinny.

I think it's great that she isn't just trying to hide until she does lose the weight to conform better to Hollywood standards, but is using the tabloid fodder as a springboard to a comedy. Because although the weight is a consistent issue (particularly how hard it is to get work with a full figure), there is also a definite theme that she is still beautiful and attractive to the opposite sex.
post #13 of 15
Yes, I saw the first episode of "Fat Actress", which I believe I failed to mention - we get it here in Canada on The Movie Network.

I've heard she weighs around 200 pounds, which, considering her stature, would probably not be considered obese. At any rate, I think I would prefer to carry a few extra pounds and enjoy myself, than have an eating disorder. I try to live in moderation, but sometimes (like right now with all that evil Easter candy around!) it's kind of hard.

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Originally Posted by valanhb
The name of the show is "Fat Actress" and since she is one of the shows creators I think of the name as her way of going to the tabloids who have been calling her "fat" for how long. But to be fair, she is probably pushing 250-300 lbs. She does carry it well, and generally dresses well for her body too. Is it healthy? Probably not, but it is a whole lot closer to my body size than Carmen Electra! And she definitely is a beautiful woman, IMO prettier now than she was when she was so skinny.

I think it's great that she isn't just trying to hide until she does lose the weight to conform better to Hollywood standards, but is using the tabloid fodder as a springboard to a comedy. Because although the weight is a consistent issue (particularly how hard it is to get work with a full figure), there is also a definite theme that she is still beautiful and attractive to the opposite sex.
post #14 of 15
anyone want to convert 200lbs to kgs?
post #15 of 15
Though we use a metriculated system here now, I think many Canadians still don't actually use it Approx. 90 kilos.

Jenn
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Originally Posted by fwan
anyone want to convert 200lbs to kgs?
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