A golden summer dress in XXL, the ice lolly drips slowly onto the hot ground. Riot Not Diet creates a queer feminist utopia far away from BMI norms and male* gaze. Five thousand years of patriarchy have left their mark – for in spite of ongoing emancipation, female* bodies are still geared to conform and to float through the world with a quiet, graceful and space-saving appearance. However, in this film we encounter fat women* and queers who resist. With their expansive body dimensions they break the chains of outdated gender structures and claim space for themselves. The pleasure of their own, overflowing corporeality is an alternative draft to the neoliberal logic of exploitation. In times of self-optimization, your belly is a statement! Queer fat feminism!

Director Biography

Julia Fuhr Mann did a Masters in philosophy, literature and sociology. She then did an internship at Bayerischer Rundfunk, public service broadcaster. Mann also studied at University of TV and Film Munich since 2014. She was the programmer for Bimovie, feminist film week Munich and did media relations for Pro Quote Film, an initiative for gender equality since 2018 Staff member of video editorial SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG.


Julia Fuhr Mann