Precious actress and comedian Erica Watson and star of the hybrid theater/stand-up comedy show Fat Bitch, brings “curvatude” to The Final Cut Radio with Matthew Robinson during a special broadcast on Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 11:00am PST and 2:00pm EST.
“When I decided to call the show, Fat Bitch, a lot of people were offended, especially other fat bitches…” rants Ms. Watson, during a segment of her one woman show and appropriately. According to Ms. Watson, society – and cupcakes have made her a plus sized talent determined to chew up conventional “fat and sassy” black women clichés and gender stereotypes.
Fat Bitch is a provocative look at society’s obsession with weight, class and gender prejudices that affect us all and a humorously educational response to how black women and their bodies have always been subjected to sexualized admiration and ridicule touching on PETA’s Save the Whales campaign aimed at overweight women, the “war on obesity’’, the controversy surrounding President Obama’s nomination of a plus-sized black woman for Surgeon General … and how tough is dating!
The title, Fat Bitch in itself has more than once created a flash point of reactionary anger from some including other entertainment celebs, most notably Starr Jones, who last year unsupportively blocked Ms. Watson from her Twitter account creating a very public snowballing of bad publicity for the former, The View commentator.
This April she has garnered the support of, executive producer and director, Steve Pink (HBO’s Entourage, Hot Tub Time Machine, Toxic Avenger 2012), who is presenting Ms. Watson to Los Angeles for a 3 days only premiere in part as a benefit for Columbia College Chicago’s Scholarship fund for students who exhibit extraordinary merit and need. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the fund.
Through comedy Erica Watson creates an inspiring universal point of view as a new age “love thyself as you are” image mentor in a world of “get thin to fit in” and for those who are ready to not live in the “small box” society has created for them. The question for Los Angeles is now, “Are you ready for THIS?”
Ms. Watson will also be appearing in the new reality series, Big Sexy airing on TLC this summer, which features her performing Fat Bitch.
Fat Bitch will run from April 29 through May 1 at The Greenway Court Theater, 544 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday @ 5:00pm.