The romantic comedy “Shallow Hal” (2001), starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, became popular for telling the story of a man who falls in love with a fat woman, though he doesn’t see her like that. In spite of the contrasting and controversial stereotypes portrayed throughout the movie, the flick brought to mass culture the reflection about romantic relationships and physical appearance.

Trabalhos feitos por alunos da pós graduação do Istituto Europeo di Design

Lidia Zuin

Brazilian journalist, MA in Semiotics and PhD in Visual Arts. Researcher and essayist. Science fiction writer.

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