Ok. So, having talked to a couple of people who reckon it’s a bit unusual I thought I’d open this out to the web.
I am playing a fat character in one of the role-playing games I’m in. She would describe herself as plump, but to be honest she knows she’s lying to herself. (She’s a bit like Melissa McCarthy would be if she plumped up two dress sizes). So I wanted to play a character who was body-wise wussy, my usual tactic would be to make myself skinny and pale and bookish but my thought process went, I’m playing an American… hmm… lets make her a fully paid up member of the ‘super-size’ culture. She’s still bookish and pale… just big.
Is it actually that unusual to play a big character? It’s been opined that fat is more socially unacceptable than pale and skinny, does this hold true?