I knew this day would come: the end of TIFF'14. It's so bittersweet. But it's been another successful fest with great films, dazzling stars and an excellent street party for the first time. But before we roll up the red carpet and put away the barricades, let's have one more quick chat about some of the films I've seen over these last couple of days and about the closing night gala.
We live in an image-obsessed, fat-phobic, thin is in, skinny jean-wearing, thigh gap-measuring, binging and purging, forever dieting, body-hating society where kids barely out of preschool are begging their mothers to keep them home from school because they feel like they're too fat to fit in. And that pisses me off.
Recently I began to reach out into the great abyss that is Facebook and can now announce that I am friends with Corey Feldman, Matt LeBlanc, Kate Winslett, Jennifer Garner, Matt Dillon, Celina Gomez and Julia Roberts. It's true. They have shared their experiences -- the good, the bad, the funny and the ugly -- about what it's like walking around with some of the most famous monikers in our culture.