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February 06, 2009

"Fat Head" Now Available

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Back here and here I interviewed Tom Naughton, a standup comedian and software guy who was in the process of finishing his first movie, "Fat Head." Amusing, likable, and amazingly informative, "Fat Head" is both a documentary response to Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me" and a muckraking expose of the lowfat-eating dogma. (You think this is a trivial matter? One doctor involved in researching the supposed benefits of eating lowfat called its theoretical basis -- the "lipid hypothesis" -- "perhaps the greatest scientific fraud of the 20th century.") "Fat Head" is also, IMHO, a triumph of self-financed, hands-on, DYI filmmaking, plain-speaking funny-regular-guy division.

I'm glad to learn that "Fat Head" is now finished and available. Though I don't see it listed at Netflix yet, you can buy yourself a copy at Amazon. Dr. Michael Eades -- a luminary in the low-carb-eating cosmos (buy the excellent "Protein Power Lifeplan" here). and a generous and enlightening interviewee in "Fat Head" -- interviews Tom Naughton here. Here's the website Tom has made for his movie.



posted by Michael at February 6, 2009


This really is a great documentary film, Michael! THANKS for sharing about it. I did a one-hour podcast interview with the filmmaker Tom Naughton recently and shared it with my listeners today:


Posted by: Jimmy Moore on February 9, 2009 8:17 PM

Hi, Michael --

NetFlix did order the film. Should be available any day now.


Posted by: Tom Naughton on February 11, 2009 6:12 PM

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