Following her leading role in the summer blockbuster "Hairspray
," rising young actress Nikki Blonsky
stars alongside Annie Potts
in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Queen Sized." The film is an inspirational true story of an overweight teen who takes a stand against bullying, to become her school's homecoming queen, and ends up with much more than just a crown.
In "Queen Sized," overweight high school senior Maggie Baker (Blonsky), always felt sorry for herself for not being as skinny, pretty or wealthy as the popular girls at school. When Maggie's name ends up on the list of nominees for the homecoming court as a prank by her classmates, she is mortified. Rather than drop out as expected, with her mother Joan's (Potts) encouragement, Maggie chooses to stay on the ballot in to order represent all the "outcasts" at school.
As word of her courageousness spreads, Maggie becomes a local celebrity and a symbol for all those who are bullied in high school. But when Maggie's new-found fame goes to her head, the kids who stood by her, including her best friend Casey, begin to resent her. Maggie is forced to take a long hard look at herself and reevaluate what battle she is truly fighting.
"Queen Sized" premieres Saturday, January 12, 2008, 9PM (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.
Source: Lifetime Networks