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'The Whale' is a horror film that taps into our fear of fatness

By Beth Younger, Associate Professor of English & Women's and Gender Studies, Drake University
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Editor’s note: This article contains plot spoilers for “The Whale.”

I knew before seeing “The Whale” that it was a movie about a man named Charlie who weighs over 600 pounds, is grief-stricken over the death of his partner, and is effectively trapped in his apartment due to his weight.

I also knew that “The Whale” had attracted a great deal of criticism, provoking anger, disgustThe Conversation

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