Almost Famous is a burger bar in Manchester.
They’ve found themselves under a spotlight before when, back in 2012, they decided to call their sauces things like ‘slut sauce’ and ‘bitch juice’.
But, years later, they seem to regard themselves as a friend to women. So much so that they’ve taken the revolutionary, brave step of painting a mural in their restaurant.
What might a feminist mural look like, I hear you ask. Is it perhaps a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst? A lovely rendering of Malala’s face? A piece of modern art inspired by the fact that 1 in 9 girls in the world will be affected by child marriage?
No. Of course not.
It’s a mural of a sexy lady.
But, here’s the exciting part, the sexy lady is not thin.
Just like Robbie Tripp, the man who found Instagram fame by talking about managing to find his extremely attractive wife attractive despite her dress size, Almost Famous has been clever enough to see that a woman who has a plus size dress size can, occasionally, if we’re all very brave about it, be sexy.
(If you’re so done with men thinking they deserve the Nobel peace prize for finding non-skinny women attractive that you want to cry, we get it. You can stop reading).
‘She’s beautiful as f**k, the definition of sorry not sorry,’ says Almost Famous co-owner Beau Myers, explaining why he thinks this mural is such a big deal.
‘She totally challenges acceptable beauty standards,’ he adds, ‘and you can’t help but think ‘damn she’s so hot’. She’s fit as and gives off a fuck yeah glow – she’s in a happy place.’
Yes, Beau. A light skinned, long haired, very beautiful woman with a well proportioned figure is really sticking it to the man.
The artist, Akse, a Parisian street artist, told Confidentials, ‘The last time I painted a curvy woman it created a big stir’.
One presumes he means about her body size, not the fact that he seems to have run out of space to paint the women’s legs in.
If you’d like to see the mural in person, she’s in the Manchester branch of Almost Famous, which is a burger place that apparently had a candy floss machine. Maybe a good location for a date if you’ve run out of things to talk about with your other half?
We’re not fully sure if women will be climbing over each other to sit underneath this woman’s body while they wrap their lips around a big stack of meat.
But then, this is a restaurant which serves Nutella fries (yes, really). So perhaps providing people with things that they neither want, nor need, is kind of their thing?