Fat Actress


Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm will recall how its second season saw Larry David pitching a show about a faded former sitcom star, with either Jason Alexander or Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the lead. This is that show... sort of.

Aping the Curb aesthetic, Fat Actress seeks to make a mockery of star/co-creator and writer Kirstie Alley's inverse success-to-weight-gain ratio in recent years. John Travolta pops up for the opening episode (in which "Kirstie" longs for a black "brother" to embrace her überbooty) and were it not for Be Cool, it would mark a new low for his pot-holing career. Other guest stars - whose as-themselves turns do little to distract you from the unfunny binge/purge self-loathing - include, wait for it, Kid Rock, Blossom's Mayim Bialik and Carmen Electra.

BEST BIT Kirstie steals a sausage-dog from Blossom. Meh.


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