Fat City, New Orleans Movie Trailer. Release date 2011. High School Teenagers in 1979 suburb of New Orleans (Fat City) go to nightclubs and discos when drinking age was just 18 years old and not really enforced. Its Paul's Senior year and Ashley wants to be his girlfriend, but the cops and a roving eye keeps Paul chasing cheerleaders and young models in his Babylon Modeling class. Tara, Paul's ex-girlfriend causes problems while his pot dealer's girlfriend has other things in mind. This coming of age comedy spotlights the “high days” of 1979.