Rod is an enjoyable-loving drama coach who at all times wears a giant smile on the surface to cover the self-doubt and unhappiness he retains buried deep down. He longs to audition for roles on Broadway, however, his 448-pound body has made reaching that dream not possible.
Though Rod serves as a caretaker for his aged dad and mom, he’s by no means informed his father that he is homosexual. Realizing that his extra weight and his hidden sexuality have stored him from totally expressing who he actually is, Rod wrote a letter to Chris Powell asking for assistance.
For years, Rod struggled to inform his household about his sexuality. Though he later got here out to his sister and mom, Rod’s father nonetheless doesn’t know that his son is homosexual. Reluctant to start out altering his life without telling his family members who he actually is, Rod comes out to his father earlier than beginning his weight reduction journey.
Chris helps Rod chase a lifelong dream of changing into a Broadway performer. In New York City for his fiftieth birthday, Rod will get the possibility to audition for the smash-hit Broadway musical Chicago. While within the metropolis, Chris points Rod his largest problem but: climbing the steps to the highest of the Empire State Building!
Rod’s transformation hits a roadblock when his stuff dependancy threatens to get the perfect of him. This is all a part of an emotional 365-day journey that features a look from Carla Hall of The Chew, who teaches Rod to learn how to make more healthy variations of the Southern meals he loves.