From ‘Designated Ugly Fat Friend’ to breathtaking beauty - and all the laughs in between!
Premieres on Indian Television on Sunday, 22nd May 2016, at
Mumbai, 20th May, 2016: Romedy NOW, the channel that promises love and laughter, is set to bring one of the most popular high school comedies to movie lovers with the Indian Television Premiere of The DUFF. The film airs on Sunday, 22nd May, at 9 pm.
Directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whiteman (Bianca Piper), Robby Amell (Wesley “Westlake” Rush), Bella Thorne (Madison Morgan) and Nick Eversman (Toby Tucker) in the main roles, the Duff, short for Designated Ugly Fat Friend, is set in a high school, and revolves around the dreams and insecurities of nervous teenagers who aspire to be the most popular ones in school In this taut but fun environment, we have Bianca Piper (played by Mae Whiteman)who is kindhearted, helpful and ever smiling; She doesn’t see through the fact that all the guys seem to use her goodness – to get to her friends, who are two of the prettiest girls.
Bianca’s world is shattered when she learns that she is called The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), or someone who is not so popular and is used to get to the popular people in the group.
However, when the news hits her, Bianca doesn’t cave in! She decides to take matters in her own hands and change her image. She turns to her neighbor and childhood friend Wesley for help to revamp her personality so that she can approach her crush in college - Toby Tucker. In return, she helps Wesley to study science. How the deal works out and what twists and turns Fate has in store for young Bianca, is the crux of this laugh-a-minute film which also has a lesson amidst all the love and laughter.
The DUFF is an adaptation of a book by the same name and written by Kody Keplinger. The film received positive reviews from the critics and audience as an apt and highly entertaining portrayal of high school culture, and for therefore having connected well with teenagers.
Tune in to watch The DUFF on Romedy NOW, on Sunday, 22nd May, 2016 at 9 pm
About Romedy NOW
Romedy NOW, India’s premium English Entertainment Channel, has ushered in ‘Love & Laughter’ together for the first time. It is an exclusive destination for urban women & men offering the best international content, to the delight of its audience.