Video: Nikki Blonsky talks about Huge, Celebrity Interview

29 Dec

Nikki Blonsky talks about how she got involved with Huge and how the entertainment industry is recognizing the plus-size community.Huge was based on a YA novel by Sasha Paley. The series revolves around eight teens sent to a summer weight-loss camp called Camp Victory. ABC Family canceled the show after the first season. I only tuned in once, but then I got the impression that the message that you can’t be happy unless you’re thin and that losing weight is about becoming popular and getting boys. Well, if that was the gist of it, I’m glad the show was canceled. If I missed a deeper, more worthwhile message, let me know. Also, anyone read the book?

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3 Responses to “Video: Nikki Blonsky talks about Huge, Celebrity Interview”

  1. the taking up of space 12/29/2010 at 8:52 pm #

    the show was AWEsome. i think it handled so many fat-specific issues with humor, intelligence, compassion, and thoughtfulness. Lesley at Two Whole Cakes did a recap of each episode (

  2. Chickie 12/29/2010 at 8:59 pm #

    I suspected there had to be more to this series. Too bad they canceled it due to low ratings…sigh.
    Thanks for your comment and the link, will check it out!

  3. portlandsfunnygirl 01/01/2011 at 1:09 am #

    I thought the show was great too. It wasn’t just about losing weight but about the issues with love and dating AS a big chick, that went even deeper because it’s harder for big girl teens. I loved in the Piolet where god… what’s her name… I think maybe Nikki’s character gave the camp leader practically a strip tease dance in front of the entire camp as payback for being forced to be in a swim suit! It was awesome. A perfect FUCK YOU for telling me what to wear on a weigh in check in.

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