Firefly’s Gina Torres stars in ABC Family’s new summer smash Huge, based on the book of the same title by Sasha Paley. The show follows a group of seven teenagers through their summer at weight-loss camp. Torres stars as Dorothy Rand, the sympathetic head counselor of Camp Victory.
Huge also stars Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky as Willimina “Will,” a camper and rebel who refuses to conform. Behind her rebellion is a strong message: love your body, no matter what shape it is.
The story tackles the numerous tough issues that go along with self and body image. The messages are subtle but they’re still there. It will be interesting to see how deeply Huge will delve into just how much teens are pressured to be perfect.
Huge airs on ABC Family Mondays at 9/8 Central.