I’ve blogged about Tom Naughton’s film Fat Head a few times in the past and of course, you can still get the DVD at Amazon. And at Tom’s site for the film, you can watch a number of short clips.
Or, what the hell, you can just watch the whole thing for free at Hulu.com.
I bring this up now, well, because in the natural order of things, readers come and go and I can’t think of a better way to introduce a new reader to so much important information as is detailed in that film. It’s really two films in one, the first half more-or-less covering what I’d generally call The vegan Menace and the second half covering the Saturated Fat Con, Cholesterol Con, and the Sugar, Grains and Vegetables Oils Con. Lots of cons. Lots of con men. Karen De Coster just did a review of it: The Movie “Fathead” – Anti-Establishment, Anti-Lifestyle Fascism, and Very Libertarian. I’d add as well that Tom spices it up with a lot of humor and irony. Karen writes:
Tom Naughton, the writer and director of the movie, combats the lies and distortions of Morgan Spurlock and his film Super Size Me, a film that that blamed corporate America – specifically, fast food giants – for giving consumers exactly what they want to eat. I think the entire production is brilliant, especially Naughton’s mining of resources (see what he reads here) that enables him to create a very slick visual that does a superb job of exposing the political and special interest-influenced lies that have created an obese and pharmaceutical-dependent American population while corporate state partners reap gorgeous profits thanks to government policy that favors their interests. While Spurlock’s Super Size Me blames Ronald McDonald, Naughton blames the corporatist state that is enabled by Big Government and its Lifestyle Central Planners (he calls them “the evangelists”). At one point in the beginning film credits, Naughton shows a fast food box with the following printed on the side: Ingredients: Media Gullibility, Radical Vegetarianism, Class Snobbery, Bologna.
Many other good insights, so go read the whole review, and then watch the film if you haven’t. Or watch it again if you’re feeling in need of revival.
And then go spread the word. This is a great way to introduce friends, family and co-workers to a little bit of food sanity. Use the Facebook and Twitter buttons at the top of the post.