Kelly deVos, a self-described fat person who writes about weight issues, said the controversial Netflix drama had some redeeming aspects despite its flaws. "For me, weight-loss arcs like the one featured in Insatiable provide an opportunity to discuss and potentially debunk the cultural myths that surround fatness and weight loss," she says. "We’re continually fed 'Half Their Size' stories and diet-center commercials full of people who transform their whole lives in 30-second spots. This creates the perception that fatness is a problem that must be solved, that fat people need to be 'fixed' in order to lead fulfilling lives. I think Insatiable is relatively successful in tackling that issue. The show is making a real attempt to demonstrate that changing how we look on the outside won’t change how we feel on the inside. Weight loss doesn’t fix Patty Bladell; it breaks her down even more."
TOPICS: Insatiable, Netflix, Body Portrayals and TV