Guy Branum’s memoir was published. My Life as an GoddessSonia Baghdady, actor and producer, sat down Make an appointment now We will discuss queer representation and how creators and audiences can advocate for these groups.
Guy Branum| Guy Branum
Branum says, “When it comes down to representing fat people in media, so often we only seem to be the buttof the joke or to hinder someone’s story.”
Fat characters are rarely given agency or desires and are often not the protagonists of their stories. Branum claims that many people prefer it that way.
He says, “I think that a lot people would like to see a world in which fat people don’t exist, in the same way as for a really, long time, homosexual people and trans people didn’t exist in movies except the butt of joke,” he explained.
Branum was a coproducer of the summer blockbuster BrosThe film was the first queer romantic comedy to be released theatrically by major studios. Branum knows the importance of the film, and believes it can be beneficial for both straight and queer people.
“I believe straight people, cis, won’t be able fully see us as real until…