Netflix viewers say 'Dumplin'' is "everything 'Insatiable' and 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser' wanted to be”

11 December 2018, 18:19 | Updated: 11 December 2018, 18:39

By Sam Prance

Ever since 'Dumplin' came out on Netflix, fans have been praising the film for how it depicts plus-size girls...

Netflix is having an amazing year for original content. In 2018 alone, the popular video streaming service has blessed us with so many incredible new TV series (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is that bitch, Elite transfixed us all and Queer Eye is one of the most uplifting shows of all time). There have also been excellent original films (To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the greatest teen rom-com since forever).

Now, people can't stop talking about Dumplin'. Netflix released Dumplin' on Friday Dec 7 and it's a funny, moving, important coming of age drama about self-acceptance, love and friendship. Willowdean is a plus-size teenager who feels alienated by her mum's pageant queen lifestyle. When Willowdean decides to take part in the pageant herself, she is able to learn a valuable lesson about self-love and sisterhood.

Rising star Danielle Macdonald appears as Willowdean and Jennifer Aniston stars as her mum Rosie alongside the likes of Dove Cameron (Bekah) and Luke Benward (Bo).

What makes Dumplin' so different to Insatiable and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser?

Netflix viewers say &squot;Dumplin&squot;&squot; is "everything &squot;Insatiable&squot; and &squot;Sierra Burgess Is a Loser&squot; wanted to be”
Netflix viewers say 'Dumplin'' is "everything 'Insatiable' and 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser' wanted to be”. Picture: Netflix

The movie has so far received widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike and it is easy to see why. Not only does it steer clear of messy teen drama tropes (it's not all about getting a boy's attention and there is no makeover) it also features a love interest who loves Willowdean exactly as she is (Bo is a sweetheart). Not only that but Willowdean is loveable, flawed and relatable af.

In fact, people love it so much that they're saying that it's "everything Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and Insatiable wanted to be". Despite sharing similar themes to Dumplin', SBIAL and Insatiable both relied heavily on stereotypes, contained problematic storylines and included offensive jokes. Dumplin' thrives because its message is clear and it is filled with heart and love.

Here are just a few of the reactions that show how special the movie is and what makes it so different to SBIAL and Insatiable.

The list of positives about the film are endless.

We see no lies.

There are no mean girls in this movie either.

Now that is an evolution.

That one scene is beyond brilliant.

Also did we mention drag queens.

No makeover. No lies. Just love.

From the catfishing to the fat suit, SBIAL and Insatiable could have done so much better.

What's more it's actually resonating with plus-size girls.

This is priceless.

They are finally getting the teen rom-com they deserve.

Hopefully there will be many more like it in the future.

A moment of appreciation for this quote.

Our hearts.

And last but not least...

...going ✈️happy tears.