Your Fat Friend

Your Fat Friend

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

American Aubrey Gordon went from being an anonymous blogger with the moniker Your Fat Friend, to being an immensely popular podcast creator, and The New York Times’ best-selling author. As for her mission? She aspires to upend the manner in which we deal with fatness and fat people, deconstructing the pseudoscientific stereotypes hiding behind social exclusion; and abolish the deep-seated racism that she herself has faced since childhood, even within her own home. Setting off from the provocative prompting to set aside ‘well-rounded’ euphemisms (curvy, fluffy, etc.), and stop fearing being referred to as fat, Jeanie Finlay’s captivating documentary follows the fight of a self-deprecating and genuinely radical fat activist, who overcomes all kinds of obstacles, armed with a seemingly endless supply of energy and strength, and fights back the multiple shades of toxicity. Her ultimate aim is a genuinely inclusive future, one that will fit each and every body and individual.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jeanie Finlay
Script: Jeanie Finlay
Cinematography: Stewart Skylar Copeland, Jeanie Finlay, Lindsay Trapnell, Michel Palmieri, Donal Mosher, Aubrey Gordon
Editing: Alice Powell
Music: Tara Creme
Actors: Aubrey Gordon, Michael Hobbes
Production: Glimmer Films
Producers: Jeanie Finlay
Co-production: Field of Vision, BFI Doc Society
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96'
Contact: Together Films
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award Winner – Sheffield Doc Fest 2023, Honorable Mention – TallGrass FF 2023, Audience Award Winner – St Louis IFF 2023

Jeanie Finlay


2003 Love Takes (short)
2007 Teenland
2008 Goth Cruise
2011 Sound It Out
2013 The Great Hip Hop Hoax
2014 Pantomime
2015 Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
2016 Indietracks (short)
2019 Seahorse
2023 Your Fat Friend