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Playing With: Real Women Have Curves
Basic Trope: Weight Woe equals Audience Surrogate.
  • Straight: Alice is portrayed as a "real" woman because she has well-defined curves.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is fat and suffers for Weight Woe to the point where she becomes anorexic later in the movie. All so that the audience will relate to her.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified:
    • Alice is overweight, causing her to be worried about her health.
    • Alice lives in a society with high standards for beauty, one of which includes being really skinny.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is underweight and wishes she was "more curvy". This is either done to help the audience distance themselves from her, or to give the audience some Wish Fulfillment.
    • Alternatively, it is done to make her more relatable.
    • Alice suffers Weight Woe so the audience will distance themselves from her.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: Polls show that female audiences can't identify with the absurdly beautiful cast, so the network forces a chubbier character to be introduced to offset it.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice refuses to get upset about her weight, attempts to either be Fat and Proud or lose some weight.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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