Mae Whitman’s next film role will be playing the titular acronym in The DUFF. DUFF, for the unfamiliar, stands for “designated ugly fat friend,” you know— the girl who wears overalls and needs a popular guy to She’s All That her into beautifulhood. It’s one of those horrifying archetypes that only exists in teen movies. Or, if it does pop up in the real world, the role sure as hell isn’t filled by Mae Whitman. Because if THIS is the “ugly fat friend,” then clearly the rest of us are just hideous wastes of space.
You can’t just throw some overalls on a goddess and call her a troll. No one’s buying it.