Not sure if this will be a sterotype movie, but i do LOVE Monique:
An edgy comedy about two frustrated plus-size women obsessed with their weight while struggling to find love and acceptance in a world full of ?hot bodied? babes. The PHAT GIRLZ are thrown a major curve ball when they meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
Rating: Not yet rated
In Theatres: April 7th, 2006
Nnegest Likke (dir.)
Times are changing! In Shrek, the fat girl was the love interest. Oprah played a BBW in the Color Purple whose man was crazy in love with her. On the Gilmore Girls, the best friend is a BBW, but she's happily married. Actually half the actresses on that show are BBWs who are in happy relationships (or have memories of them). Queen Latifah plays it sexy in all her movies.
I saw that CSI show about the BBWs, and it did not make fun, although it did cast BBWs as somewhat pitiful in their search for love. BBWs may not be the stars of the show yet, but at least they're not invisible anymore.
Come on now, there have been some good examples of BBW as the lead in films. Two that come to mind are Kathy Bates (Fried Green Tomatoes[Towanda], and many others), Ricki Lake (before she lost the weight and became the female Jerry Springer) was the lead in several John Waters Films (Hairspray, Crybaby),
I had just seen an episode of Law and Order, SVU. A (twisted) father has his BBW wife impregnated by other men until she can no longer have children. The same BBW actress also played a villianess in another episode, as a brunette instead of blond. These were serious,but very small roles. One can only hope this improves in both the small and large screen. There was a witch film by Disney with Bette Midler and (is her name Katy Najimy? Middle eastern descent?) Damn annoying isn't it? Slightly digressing, but in a similar vein: I've read about 'fat Marylin Monroe...' and 'Megan Mulally? Oh yeah, you LIKE fat women' I am told when I mention HER name, and '.. the sometimes chubby actress, Kathleen Turner' was a remark in a TV guide article. They have all been in serious film work and while they are not BBW, they are, remarkably, considered fat!!