Independent Lens "All of Me"

Independent Lens "All of Me"

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 7:00pm

Pictured: The Girls

Credit:Courtesy of The Page House

“The Girls” have been friends, and fat, for years. Their bond goes deep and wide, literally and figuratively. Smart, complex, warm and compelling, the Girls met through the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and partied together among Austin’s Big Beautiful Women community. Meanwhile, they tried every diet and every pill. But now, getting older and facing more health and mobility challenges,they’re choosing to have the gastric band or gastric bypass weight-loss surgery. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences —some they expected, some they feared, and some they never could have imagined. Produced and directed by Alexandra Lescaze, All of Me aires Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World.