“Girls Who Wear Glasses” is a Rom-Com for the cynical — a story about weight, love, friendship and finding your voice.
Summary: Plus-sized, almost-middle-aged Rachel Simon has settled into her life. But in a lifetime of not-quite fitting in, and battling Jewish guilt and demon food issues, she has given up on finding love, despite the well-meaning nagging of her close circle of friends – Joanie, an actress “of a certain age” whose marriage is on the rocks, Lisa, Rachel’s shiksa-goddess best friend, and Brennan, who hasn’t come out to his family .
Now, Rachel has received some big news: a fashion blog, which she secretly wrote on the side, has caught the eye of a major fashion magazine, who not only want her to write a column, but are giving her an award at an upcoming banquet. The problem? She used her best friend Lisa’s picture on her bio, and believes they expect a tall beautiful blonde to walk through the doors of the magazine.
She asks Lisa to pose as her at an upcoming meeting, as well the awards banquet, believing that she would lose everything if they knew someone who looks like Rachel was behind the writing. Then, she meets Nathan: cute, smart, and just a little bit weird, but she’s absolutely convinced men like that don’t ask out “fat girls” like her, and places him decidedly in the Friend Zone, and to her dismay, find that her best friend has decided to date him.
Along her journey toward love, self-acceptance, and being true to oneself, Rachel finds that sometimes, “Men Do Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses.”
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