Friday night my friend Andrew and I went to see the movie DUFF, starring Mae Whitman (I loved her in Parenthood and am still in shock the show is over). Anyways, prior to seeing this movie, the only time I had ever heard the phrase was when Kylie Jenner wore a shirt that said, “I’m somebody’s DUFF.” Naturally, I had to look up what “DUFF” stood for and well, it stands for, “Designated, Ugly, Fat, Friend.” Yep.
Knowing what it means, I was surprised to see Kylie Jenner wearing a shirt that said DUFF because we all know she is beautiful and definitely not fat. I read a few articles about how people were reacting to her wearing a DUFF shirt, and overall the reaction was positive. Kylie wearing the DUFF shirt was a statement that everyone is someone’s DUFF. That we all have insecurities. There is always going to be someone prettier, skinnier, smarter, richer, funnier than you and that is okay. You just need to find your niche, own it and be happy. Overall, this sentiment was echoed in the DUFF movie. Mae Whitman’s character, Bianca, finds out that she is her friend’s DUFF, from, of course, the most gorgeous guy in school. She has a meltdown about the revelation and decides she wants to shed the DUFF label with the help of the gorgeous guy in school. Beyond that, I will not spoil the plot, but it is very predictable. Its more of a modern “She’s All That,” than anything else. Overall, the movie is not the next “Mean Girls,” definitely not that smart of a comedy, but it was a fun escape with a few cheap laughs, and a nice spin on the concept of a DUFF.