What Does BBW Mean? Finally, Definition Revealed!

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Films That Celebrate And Capture The BBW Meaning

Films that celebrate being a BBW

Why wouldn’t you want to watch a movie where you can see BBW in all their confidence and glory?

Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of these films, but these films definitely help get the list started!

Queens like Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, and Jill Scott help us celebrate all big beautiful black women in the film industry.

Just Wright

I still can’t get over the chemistry that was bursting through the screen between Queen Latifah and Common in Just Wright.

After a professional basketball player injures himself (Common), he hires the services of a physical therapist (Queen Latifah) and sparks fly.

With Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad as co-stars, I can guarantee that you’ll love this movie!

Phat Girlz

She’s not fat, she’s phat!

Mo’Nique starred in the 2006 film Phat Girlz where she plays a BBW fashion designer who is sick of not being able to find cute clothes to fit her body.

After winning a trip to Palm Springs, she meets the love of her life.

What is a romantic comedy if it doesn’t include the classic ups and downs of relationship?

While establishing her relationship with a sexy man, Mo’Nique’s character also finds her confidence with her fashion line “Thick Madame.”

Why Did I Get Married?

With an ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry, Why Did I Get Married? follows four couples who end up trying to work through their marital issues during a winter vacation.

Jill Scott stars as Sheila, a BBW who is unappreciated by her husband.

While her moments with her husband Mike become impossibly frustrating, we can’t help but swoon over her budding relationship with Troy.

Examples Of 4 Famous Big Beautiful Women In The Media

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah Queen of BBW

What can I say? I love Queen Latifah!

The queen has always been on a mission of empowering women and it shows in everything she does.

An actress, rapper, producer, and more, she truly is a jack of all trades.

Some of her more recognized work is her song “U.N.I.T.Y.” and her films like Set It Off and Chicago.

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco Orange Is the New Black

Ever since 2012, everyone has loved the color orange.

Dascha Polanco first stepped onto the screen in the Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black.

Since then, she has expanded her portfolio to include numerous other films and TV shows.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer BBW and more

Octavia Spencer has won numerous awards throughout her career. An Academy Award winner, British Film Award winner, and Golden Globe award winner are just three of them. When you think of her impressive portfolio, it’s easy to understand why.

Since 1996, Spencer has been acting in some of my personal favorite films and TV shows. These range from Hidden Figures and The Help to Ugly Betty and CSI.

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd loves her BBW

You’ve seen Sherri Shepherd in films like Beauty Shop alongside Queen Latifah and Precious, but she is known for her TV work.

Shepherd has appeared in Everybody Loves Raymond, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Less Than Perfect.

One of her biggest gigs was as a host on The View from 2007-2014.

What Is BBW – Definition Conclusion

BBW are confident and beautiful

That was a lot of information, right? Let’s recap all we’ve gone over.

You might think BBW means one thing, but it’s important to note that it stands for big beautiful women.

Using this term to describe plus size women is to show that they are more than their size.

BBW should feel beautiful and confident as they are.

BBW use to be an underrepresented part of society and media, but not anymore.

With the way entertainment is moving towards big beautiful leads in films, TV shows, books, and more, it’s only a matter of time before society follows in its place.

When it comes to women and their shapes and sizes, there’s an endless way of describing them.

As a woman, you are either an apple shape or pear shape. There’s the ever-coveted hourglass shape.

For size, the descriptions vary even more. You might be petite or tall. You could be shapely or plus size.

In the world of fashion, plus size can vary from brand to brand.

While you might see some brands begin “plus size” with a size 12, you’ll mostly see that it begins with a size 16.

Women of these sizes might refer to themselves as “plus size” in the fashion world. What do they call themselves outside of it?

You might’ve heard the term BBW floating around, especially if you like “Only” by Nicki Minaj, now you finally know what it means!

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