Created and written by
Lulu McClatchy and Perri Cummings
Not shying away from life’s more embarrassing moments, Fat Busters is aimed at anyone who has ever felt ugly or decided to do something drastic to improve
their lives. And let’s face it: who hasn’t?
Part musical fantasy and part excruciating reality, Patti Jones finds the strength to change her life for the better. She just can’t find the courage to tell the truth about it so it all gets complicated!
Finding it hard to fit into the highly competitive and image-conscious world of advertising, Patti “Cake” Jones often reverts to her musical sixties fantasy life to get through. Tired of being forced into the cleaning cupboard while her vain and politically incorrect boss (and object of Patti’s affection) Julian takes the credit for her work, Patti knows she has to change her life -she just can’t find the motivation. Until Marissa Jameson, her high school nemesis, and a perfect 10, is appointed as the new “face” for Patti’s campaigns. Patti has to stop Marissa before she takes her job and Julian and makes Patti’s life a misery in the process. Patti strikes a deal with Julian and has six months to lose the weight and become the front woman of her own campaigns.
Patti joins ‘FAT BUSTERS’, a popular slimming
group run by the charismatic weight loss guru Labrina whose own amazing weight loss journey seems just a little too good to be true.
With the support of her best friend Maree and finding an unlikely ally in the office’s lunch delivery guy Tom, Patti starts to make the necessary changes to her lifestyle. But when Marissa questions Patti’s appetite in front of their judgmental colleagues, Patti does the only thing she can think of: She lies and says she has Cancer. Now she just has to stick to the diet, stick to the weigh-ins and stick to the lies, but it all gets way too complicated when the suspicious Marissa turns a work party into a fundraiser for Patti’s“mystery” cancer and Patti finds herself in the middle of an uncomfortable love triangle between her bad boy boss Julian and the uber-sweet Tom. It’s no wonder she escapes, with the help of her own imaginary ‘Greek Chorus’ into a world of swinging sixties harmonies and the odd dance routine, add the odd Celebrity guest performance thrown and this means there’s something for
As hilarious and excruciating as “Bridesmaids”’ with the glamour of “The Devil Wears Prada”, plus a soundtrack to Rival “The Sapphires”.
A fast moving slice of life comedy with larger than life characters, toe tapping musical numbers and crisp machine gun style dialogue, Fat Busters doesn’t shy away from telling it how it is while celebrating life’s victories no matter how small.
Excruciatingly real, sometimes tragic, but undeniably funny and life affirming, Fat Busters – like the third bowl of ice cream – is a guilty pleasure.