ABC Family Show HUGE Premiers June 28th. Here’s More Information… Tell Us What You Think!

“Huge” is a new show that premieres Monday, June 28 at 9/8c on ABC Family. This show is getting a lot of media buzz and we are intrigued. With only a 30-second trailer to watch, it’s hard to tell exactly where the show will go, but we hope it’s in a good direction. 

“Huge” is based on author Sasha Paley’s book (with the same title), revolving around a group of teens from different backgrounds who are all enrolled at a weight loss camp for the summer. The characters deal with rivalry, rebellion, friendship, romance; and issues such as confidence, self-esteem, happiness, and body image.

The show is addressing some serious topics. We think it’s great to show what real kids and teens are going through, and we hope the show empowers and helps girls to love themselves for who they are. We also hope that the show promotes being physically healthy.

Obesity is a serious problem in the US. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 34% of Americans, ages twenty and older were obese and 17% percent of children ages, two through nineteen were obese in 2007-08. Obesity was defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.

We, at Plus-Size Models Unite, will be the first to say love your uniquely beautiful self for who you are, but we also want to promote being healthy. We definitely want women to live long, happy, healthy lives. Everyone has their own naturally healthy weight and that varies from woman to woman.  

We hope “Huge” promotes being healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally! We have a feeling that the title, “Huge” refers to the fact that living healthy is a part of living your life to the fullest. At least, we hope so!

We’ll be blogging again on Monday right after the show airs. Stay tuned…

Here is the trailer:

What do you think about the show concept? What do you think of the title of the show? What do you think of the poster picture? If you watched the trailer, what is your reaction? Will you watch the show? What does being healthy mean to you?

Check out the official site for “Huge” at http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/huge and tell us what you think!

“Huge” has a Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/abcfamilyhuge?ref=search . When we wrote this piece, the fan page already had 14,779 fans. See what people are saying.

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Plus-Size Models Unite is affiliated with the Actionist Network® a community of professionals committed to creating a nation of confident women and girls.

*Check your local listing for the show time for “Huge”. 

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7 Responses to “ABC Family Show HUGE Premiers June 28th. Here’s More Information… Tell Us What You Think!”

  1. This is so exciting, I want to watch it but too bad I have to work. I will have to find time to watch it online somewhere..

  2. ukbettcentral Says:

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  3. I love the idea of this show. I am a fat girl have been since I was 11. This show is finally going to show people ta I might be fat but I love it. I hate being judged for how much I weigh. But I would rather be a happy fat girl than a miserable skinny girl… No one can change that. And I hope this show helps people realize we are the same as every1 else we just weigh more……….

  4. I’m in love with the idea behind this blog. 🙂

  5. I’ll watch the show on Monday and judge its true merits then, but like you, I hope it promotes both a healthy self image (rather than coat-hanger sized body targets) as well as physical health. I also hope that, with America’s obesity problem on the rise (I’ll save my rant about GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, etc. for another time), the issue of a truly proper diet is seriously addressed.

    Natina

    http://crosswordcharlie.wordpress.com/

  6. I was teased as a kid of being fat. struggled with self-esteem issues all my life and ended up weighing 350 pounds at one point. Now weighing maintaining a 210 pound weight loss for nearly a decade I can share that we need to take the focus off weight and bring it to the underlying issues of “illogicial and unreasonable insecurity and self doubt” of these kids who need to know they are worthy and loveable and wanted. I think, there ought to be a panel after each show discussing issues such as Distorted thinking, Panic, using fillers to quell emptiness, bullying, boundaries,(see some of my bkogs on Huffington Post re the subjects. Diets only promote
    obesity. Self loving and acceptance, changing in thinking and change attitude to where we take it from weight to wanting to be healthy and fit.

  7. Patrick Gibbons Says:

    I suspect that people will have a hard time accepting a show with so many normal sized people in it, especially young teenagers.

    I also suspect that the commercials will be targeted, and at the heart of them rude, and self-serving. “If you take this product you will be popular, thin, accepted, etc.”, we see so much of that already, this will probably be even worse.

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