Soft? Dark? Queer? WELL ROUNDED is here! Featuring Mi'qmaw force of nature, comedian and broadcaster, Candy Palmater.
Edgy, hilarious, unapologetically raunchy, and sometimes tear-jerking, WELL ROUNDED brings you your new super queer XXXL racialized BFFs in comedy, fashion, health and research to help combat those pesky systemic fatphobias that threaten to make you hate yourself -- when actually you're PLENTY amazing just as you are.
Blending gorgeous interviews with dreamy animation, director Shana Myara assembles personal stories from a diverse, captivating cast whose horrors, triumphs and commitment to dreaming large offer BIG inspiration -- especially for those of us who don't often see our BIPOC, LGB2TQ+, disabled and/or fat selves celebrated on screen.
From fat ballet to supersize comedy and hateful-but-charming claymation public messaging of yore, WELL ROUNDED is packed 'n plenty.
"Shana Myara's 'Well Rounded' is a powerhouse documentary, totally unique and totally inspiring. Centred around some of Canada's most fabulous fat performers, models, comedians and writers, Myara's documentary effectively highlights the intersectionality between fatness, queerness, and race, and how fat-phobia has become a normalised prejudice not to be taken trivially. Despite the seriousness of the subject at hand - hate, trauma, medical abuse - Well Rounded is such an exuberant documentary, where each personality interviewed shines through, loving themselves proudly, large, in-charge, not taking any sh*t from anyone. After all, 'Who the hell wants to fade into the background?'" - Alex Matraxia, UK Film Review