Elizabeth Wellington: On Lizzo’s new reality TV show, plus-size dancers move with joy, confidence and sex appeal

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Watch out for the Big Grrrls,” starring R&B singer Lizzo, follows the formula of binge-worthy reality television. In the Amazon Prime Video series, 10 talented plus-size women vie for a dream gig: spots on the Grammy Award winner’s dance team the Big Grrrls and a chance to perform with Lizzo at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Like contestants on shows such as Sean Combs’ “Making the Band,” they are competing to be a part of a group. The photo shoot challenges are reminiscent of “America’s Next Top Model.” And the positive affirmation gives me “RuPaul’s Drag Race vibes.” But Lizzo is loo…

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