It began with a letter to a friend, prompted by a disagreement over fat and thin people’s relationships with their bodies, which was eventually published online and transformed Aubrey Gordon’s life. A significant but initially anonymous online presence, as Gordon’s readership grew, so did her influence. But for all the individuals who benefitted from her sage and frank discussions about every aspect of her life – from her body shape to her perspective on the world as an active member of the LGBTQIA+ community – there were the naysayers, critics and, on occasion, abusers. Jeanie Finlay’s film, which was shot over the course of six years, charts Gordon’s rise, which saw her become a beacon of hope for many and an outspoken voice against an industry that only sees profit in the discussions around ‘body positivity’.
The film screening will be followed by a conversation with director Jeanie Finlay and writer Aubrey Gordon.
Signed - a British Sign Language interpreter will be visible on stage during the introduction and conversation. Interpreted by Harry Wadsworth and Connor Lalitte from Signingworks.
Open Captions - spoken dialogue and sound effects in the film will be converted to text and appear on screen
Audio Described - an audio commentary of actions in the film, interspersed with dialogue, will be available through a headset
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Juno Books is a local feminist and queer community bookshop. They will be selling copies of Aubrey Gordon's books at the screening.