to the bone
'Once people have seen the movie, a lot of apprehension they may have had having just seeing the trailer had dissipated.'
Lily Collins has spoken out on the controversial Netflix film ‘To The Bone’, in which she stars as Ellen, a 20-year-old anorexia
Netflix needs to stop with T.V shows and movies that are supposed to help "spark a conversation" and "break the taboo" because they do so much more damage than help within the conversation.
What has also angered me and many others about this film, is that it simply reflects the huge misconceptions around eating disorders that are already prevalent in our society. For example, Ellen's character is your stereotypical young white woman, who is tragically misunderstood and hit with this hideous anorexic affliction leaving her with an emaciated body frame.
'There is a strong likelihood that people who have been affected by eating disorders would find the film highly distressing or triggering.'
To the Bone clearly presents the significant psychological distress felt by Ellen and those around her in treatment, and depicts the wider impact eating disorders have on the family circle. The film makes clear that anorexia and other eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, and not a choice or about dieting or vanity.
Eating disorder charity Beat have released a statement on Netflix’s controversial new release ‘To The Bone’, admitting “disappointment
Gifs of Lily Collins' emaciated and bruised spine, will soon sit alongside black and white screenshots of Cassie from skins telling the world she didn't eat for three days so she could be lovely. Against the backdrop of an attractive middle-class home, soundbites like, 'it's like you have calorie Asperger's' are all too appealing.