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Go Figure

In AMC’s Dietland, women pursue violent extremes to take control of their lives



WEIGHTY ISSUES Nash, right, as Plum Kettle, who, after scheduling weight loss surgery, is radicalized by a female empowerment group.

DIETLAND WANTS TO TEACH YOU how to say the word fat. The new dark comedy from AMC, based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 best-seller of the same name, features a character, Plum Kettle, who is not “heavyset,” “chubby” or “curvy.” She’s fat.

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