FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Fat Girls In Bike Shorts (4.5 stars)

Review by Laura Money

Rosie Sitorus and Kellee Aberg are Fat Girls In Bike Shorts and they are not afraid to shout it from the rooftops. Performing to a capacity crowd, they hilariously navigate the problems all women on the larger end of the scales face – from chafing to fat shaming, from gym issues to loving cake, this duo are larger than life and it’s marvellous!

Opening with a laugh-out-loud song all about chafing that extols the virtues of the most prized possession and secret weapon of all big women – the humble $8 Kmart bike shorts. Women in the audience nod and murmur their collusion as it is explained that Kmart is the only way to go – Target is too expensive. They demonstrate several methods to relieve said chafing, but let’s be honest here, nothing beats the bike shorts. Sitorus and Aberg are the perfect pairing, they banter with each other in a friendly manner, there is obviously a lot of love between them.

The piece takes a turn as the duo attempt to get fit, running up and down the stairs to retrieve a packet of potato chips, and then realising why they don’t exercise much. It’s society that has the problem, not these women and there are some funny yet heartbreaking sketches involving doctors and diets, and comments so rude that stronger women would be reduced to tears at the mention of them, fat shaming is not ok! Sitorus and Aberg celebrate all that is beautiful and good about big women – actually all women, they are not body shamers themselves. At the end of the show is a razzle-dazzle proclamation to be and remain strong, independent, sexy Fat Girls In (glittery gold) Bike Shorts! Ladies, you are magnificent!


When: 3rd – 12th February 2017 | 6:00pm

Where: Perth Town Hall | Cathedral Square | PERTH

Tickets: $18 – $21

Info: Duration 50 minutes | Suitable 15+ | WA Artist