This Might Be the Most Important TV Monologue You'll Ever Watch
5/14/2014 12:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Warning: this video contains adult language and a whole lot of realness.
If you don't watch "Louie," the sitcom created by the incredible Louis C.K., then one, what's wrong with you, and two, you probably missed this truly amazing monologue right here about fat girls. Fat girls and all the horrible, ridiculous treatment they get when it comes to dating and sex. Basically, when you watch this video, you're going to feel so many feelings, or be strongly alerted to the fact that you don't feel these feelings, which might just mean that you're an asshole. It's a fun adventure for everyone!
In this particular episode, a super fun, super spunky woman, Vanessa, played by Sarah Baker, tries to flirt with Louie. She asks him out, but he declines, even though he's admittedly not doing so great with dating. Eventually though, he agrees to go out with her out of guilt, and this phenomenal scene happens. Sarah's character asks him all sorts of questions that just never get asked on television. Here's the heart of it:
"On behalf of all the fat girls, I’m making you represent all the guys. Why do you hate us so much? What is it about the basics of human happiness, feeling attractive, feeling loved, having guys chase after us, that’s just not in the cards for us? Nope. Not for us. How is that fair? And why am I supposed to just accept it?”
GET 'EM, GIRL.
The whole episode brings up the issue of how in television, guys who look like Louis C.K., bigger guys, guys who are not sculpted like Zac Efron, manage to land the thin, conventionally attractive ladies, but if you reverse those genders, the same is never, ever true. We so rarely, if ever, see a fat girl dating on TV or in movies period, and that fat girl would never date some built dude, and if she did, it would be some sort of lame gimmick instead of just a fact. Why is that? It probably has something to do with that whole "the basics of human happiness are just not in the cards" for those fat girls in real life either, huh?
Here, let's all hold hands like small children and open up our minds to learn something: being fat is not a bad thing. It's not a good thing either. It's just an adjective. Fat people are just like thin people, or tall people or short people: they are people. Fatness is just a physical attribute, and you know what? Different people are attracted to all sorts of different attributes. Some people like tall dudes, some people like blonde women, and yes, some people like fat. Why is it so hard for the entertainment industry to acknowledge that?
Filed Under: Louis C.K.