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The 2004 live-action film adaptation of the Viz comic storyline Fat Slags. The story follows two immense women from an over-the-top stereotype of the North-West of England going to the slightly less over-the-top stereotype of London, to sit in the Studio Audience of a current affairs show.

While there, they accidentally charm their way into the heart of a multi-multi-multi-billionaire, Sean Cooley (Jerry O'Connel) who has just suffered a severe blow to the head. The blow apparently makes him forget to hide the fact that he's a fat admirer and, when he sees the girls on TV, he gets obsessed with them. He decides to make Fat Admirers the driving force behind all fashion and pop culture, while showering the ladies in gifts and unwittingly causing his besotten Personal Assistant, Paige (Geri Halliwell), to gorge herself into a Big Beautiful Woman. First Britain and then, offscreen, the rest of the world become enthusiastic Fat Admirers and either Big Beautiful Women or those who want to be BBWs.


This film provides examples of:

  • Naomi Campbell Hates Your Guts: Played straight in the initial store scene, then averted by the callback, showing that she has bought in whole-heartedly to the 'fat is the new black' aesthetic.
  • Affectionate Parody: multiple instances, including a surprisingly in-depth one of Mission Impossible.
  • Armpit-Deep In The Penis Well
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Pretty much the whole female population of Britain, mostly off-screen.
    • "J-Lo" is seen from behind trying to squeeze through a doorway that is too narrow for her buttocks.
    • Paige, played by Geri Halliwell, goes from being typically Geri Halliwell skinny to a BBW in a month and even if you don't usually find BBWs sexy...it's still Geri Halliwell!
  • Big Eater: Obviously the Fat Slags are the fat variety. Shortly after they start dating a multi-trillionaire, we have a scene showing one of the Fat Slags, then panning down her chest to follow a table piled three feet high with ridiculously fattening food for about a full minute before panning up the other Fat Slag. The pile of food is so long, they need a phone at each end to talk.
    • Of course, every other woman in Britain apparently now has the rare variation of a thin person stuffing themselves continuously and actually becoming fat as a result.
      • Paige eats lunch onscreen after fat becomes fashionable. Her lunch consists of eight or more giant, double-chocolate-chip cookies and a slab (one sixth) of an enormous, rich chocolate cake.
      • It's displayed on-screen in the cameo role by Naomi Campbell. She has started eating nonstop, taking huge bites of enormous greasy burgers in between every sentence.
  • British Accents: Everyone in Fulchester speaks in a Lancastrian accent, and Baz and Dave turn it Up to Eleven with an incomprehensible version of the accent. All this despite the fact that in the Viz comic Fulchester is supposed to be an Expy of Newcastle, home of the Geordie accent.
  • Caption Humor
  • Casting Gag: Hard to say whether it was intentional or not, but Paige's weight gain subplot carries an extra layer of subtext when you consider that back in her Spice Girls days, Geri Halliwell wasn't exactly fat per se, but definitely on the curvier side. After quitting the group she lost a lot of weight and has generally been quite skinny since then.
  • Corpsing: If you look closely, you can see Dolph Lundgren struggling not to grin or laugh while the Fat Slags attempt to give his unconscious character mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • Fan Disservice: The Slags themselves.
  • Fartillery: Played straight. Somehow a release of gas causes their gardener to explode and their morning release causes multiple animals to run away.
  • Fetish: Mr. Cooley suffers a blow to the head and forgets to hide being a Fat Admirer.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Subverted when Naomi Campbell does a cameo role in which her gain consists of about fifteen to twenty pounds and it is intentionally treated as not enough gain.
  • In Name Only: According to the comic creators, this whole film is an adaptation 'In Name Only'.
  • Made of Explodium: The Slags' gardener explodes for no clearly defined reason, after having a fatally squished pet dog thrown into him and then falling into a wheelbarrow. Later on a laptop goes up in a similarly violent explosion, although it's implied at an earlier point that the laptop has a self-destruct mechanism which the Slags inadvertently trigger by whacking it around.
  • Motor Mouth: Baz and Dave.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: When one of the Slags gets out of a bathtub, the opera singer who was part of the background music screams in terror, causing the band to halt.
  • Oop North
  • Refuge in Vulgarity.
  • Rule of Funny:
  • Status Quo Is God: Seems to have been averted. Cooley suffered a blow to the head which restored his initial personality, but then took another blow to the head. Also, all of the UK has been gaining weight and championing women's weight gain as a thing of beauty for months by that point, leaving most of female British celebrities obese. The previous 'status quo' would be impossible to reinstate.
  • Stock Footage: Of animals (many of them African) running away from the Slags' Fartillery.
  • Toilet Humor
  • The Unintelligible: The slags' boyfriends, Baz and Dave. Their thick Northern accents are so incomprehensible they're mistaken for illegalmmigrants and deported to Afghanistan - the interrogators think Dave, telling them that "Our San gives Baz a hard-on," actually said "Osama Bin Laden."
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