I watched the trailer.

I saw a fat girl tortured, as fat kids can be, by body-shaming jerks.

So far, no encouraging body-shaming here.

I saw a fat girl punched in the face and have her jaw wired shut over the summer holidays.

Fat shaming?

I saw this same girl return to high school after the summer, but now thin and socially gorgeous.

Uh oh!

Then I see what I think is this newly-thin girl getting back at the people who tortured her, using her new social acceptance as a tool to get them. I see her pour alcohol on a man in a bed, then lighting a match. The next scene she appears to be hauled away by security.

Fat shaming?

I have 1 minute and 41 seconds of evidence. My conclusion?

Who can say if this series involves fat-shaming? Does it appear derivative, predictable, and boring? Absolutely. Should it be censored because it promotes fat-shaming? Who the hell knows?

What is going on in her mind? What will her voice-over be during the episodes?

People! Can we at least wait for it to be released before coming to a conclusion? I like to consider myself so liberal I make most liberals uncomfortable, but I also believe in fact-based, evidence-based decision making. To censor something, even a droll bit of popular culture like this will probably turn out to be, is a serious act. It should not be undertaken taken lightly. Censoring something you have not seen goes beyond the pale into the idiotic.

If Insatiable turns out to support the body-shaming of high-school girls, I’ll be the first in line to sign petitions calling on Netflix to cancel it. But I’ll wait until I can actually see it.


Read my updated review (watched the series) here ❯