This week on The ALTER Tapes, Joe and Sharai discuss director Carlota Pereda’s short ‘Piggy’ (2020). We talk about fatphobia, celebrate this being one of the shorts we love that has a feature, and discuss fat representation in the media.
Premise: Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life.
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> Joe: @bstolemyremote / @horrorqueers
> Sharai: @Misssharai / @NightmareFierce / @blerdymassacre