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Fat Pig: A Play

 
 
 
 
Fat Pig: A Play
Author: Neil LaBute
ISBN 13: 9780571211500
ISBN 10: 57121150
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2004-11-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $14.00
 
 

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldy questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.