Independent Lens: All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts

About This Episode


The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. They are smart, intuitive, complex, warm, and compelling and speak openly about their inner lives. They met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and partied together among Austin’s Big Beautiful Women community. Meanwhile they tried every diet and every pill.

Now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences — some they knew they were in for, some they feared, and some they never could have imagined.