Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
CHANNEL 4’s revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today is out to own on DVD on 18th April 2011
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings offers a visually arresting insight into the lives of gypsies and travellers living in Britain today.
From the strict rules of courtship governing gypsy relationships; to the epic preparations for gypsy and traveller weddings, this series goes beneath the skin of the much-maligned but little-understood community to paint a fascinating picture of the modern gypsy way of life.
Released due to popular demand, the new DVD offers the chance to see those shocking moment that drew so many viewers first time around.
From a 14-stone, light-up wedding dress (complete with moving butterflies) to spray tans for six-year-olds; and from bare-knuckle fights to the controversial “grabbing” tradition, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings provides an insight into a world never-before documented on British TV.
Aside from the blingtastic nuptials that inspire the title, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings goes deeper; examining the prejudices that this community faces.
Documented throughout the series, we learn that discrimination is nothing new to the traveller community and that their secretive seclusion from mainstream society may be their only form of defence.
Win Big Fat Gypsy Weddings on DVD
To celebrate the release of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings on DVD, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 5 copies. Simply answer the following question…
Q. How much did the light-up wedding dress featured in the series weigh?
Simply send the answer to Big Fat Gypsy Weddings competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Watch the trailer: