Irish Film Institute -YOUR FAT FRIEND


Director: Jeanie Finlay

96 mins, UK-USA, 2023, Digital, F-Rated

Aubrey Gordon writes anonymously with candour and humour as ‘Your Fat Friend’ about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world. Her searingly honest writing debunks the lies peddled by the diet and wellness industry and examines how bias held by healthcare providers might be the biggest threat to fat people’s heath. She strives to bring about a paradigm shift in the way that we treat fat people and the fat on our own bodies. Her writing has brought her to an international audience, and led to threats to her life. Over a six-year period, Jeanie Finlay follows Aubrey from anonymous blogger to best-selling author and co-host of the Maintenance Phase podcast. Your Fat Friend is a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making changes, and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

There will be Open Captioned screenings on Sunday 3rd at 18.30 and Tuesday 5th at 16.10.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Book Tickets

Thursday 7th