According to Urban Dictionary, D.U.F.F. is an abbreviation for
“Designated Ugly Fat Friend; term men use to describe a fatter, less attractive friend a woman brings with her to a party or social gathering to make herself look better by comparison. In some cases the more attractive woman will not ’put out’ for any male, unless one of his friends ’takes one for the team’ and ’hits’ the D.U.F.F.”
The D.U.F.F. isn’t always fat or ugly; he or she just has a less attractive appearance or personality than his or her friends.
This newly molded acronym has been introduced to the world via the recently released film“The DUFF.” The comedy centers around an oddball high school girl named Bianca (Mae Whitman). Bianca is your average, Wreck-it-Ralph dressed weirdo who has two supermodel-looking friends (I kid you not! Where is this high school?). After her hunky neighbor Wesley (Robbie Amell) informs her that she’s the D.U.F.F. (even though she’s not fat or ugly), Bianca goes through several phases of reinvention. Tasking Wesley with remodeling her, the two travel down a road filled with awkward mannequin humping, mean girl sabotage, porn fantasy (cheetah dress and pizza;need I say more?) and face licking. There’s so much more but I don’t want to ruin the surprise! This movie is filled with WTF moments and side-cramping laughter that leaves you quoting the movie days later. Aside from the awkward scenes and hilarious jokes, the film really emphasizes that we are all weirdos–and that we should embrace it!
The actors and actresses did a fairly good job personifying their characters, so kudos to casting directors Angela Demo and Barbara McCarthy. All your stereotypical high school students are present, from the super-quirky teacher to the longhaired guitar-playing indie boy. The plot is very predictable, but the details of the movie are in a whole new category (which keeps things interesting). This is definitely a chick flick with its fair share of comedy, romance, and drama–so boys stay clear, unless you like chick flicks. Take off those sweatpants you’ve been wearing for three days, take a shower, call up the girls (who’re probably in the same state as you), and go see the movie! “BOOM! Real talk.”
P.S. If you don’t know who the D.U.F.F. is in your friend group, then it’s you.Don’t worry! I’m the D.U.F.F. too!