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Manga film to be screened

By Staff | Aug 20, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The first 2010-2011 Shepherd Common Reading event for Survival of the Prettiest is “200 Pounds Beauty,” a South Korean comedy film based on a Japanese manga by Yumiko Suzuki. A manga is like a graphic novel and very popular in Japan and Korea.

The story tells the tale about an overweight girl who undergoes extreme plastic surgeries to become a pop sensation and win the heart of her secret love. The film has English subtitles and great music. It also can be considered a moral tale about body image. The community is invited to attend along with Shepherd or other students. “200 Pounds Beauty” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds Hall. The free film is open to the public.