Generation XXL

Vincent is addicted to fast food, Greg hides behind his jokes, Kat searches for herself in beauty products, and bullied Raya retreats to her room. All are part of growing number of teens who are obese or overweight.

Intimate, funny and character driven, Generation XXL follows these four teens as they confront their pounds and themselves. As the kids struggle against fast food, computers, video games, soda pop, parents and peer pressure, we learn that weight loss is more complex then simply getting off the couch. A reflection of our time, Generation XXL goes a level deeper beyond the obvious.

As part of their process, the kids attend a Fit Intervention Camp, aimed towards self esteem and allowing the kids to find their own voice. As the program evolves we witness the inner thoughts and feelings of what it feels like to be an overweight teen and get a unique look on weight loss and the people behind it.

Exposed in their hopes, dreams and clothing, the kids act as heroes, allowing us to see the complexities of obesity and raise serious questions about society’s response to the extra large. Directed by Teresa MacInnes, Generation XXL is a documentary that gives youth a voice and has a message that benefits people of all ages.