‘To the Bone,’ new Neflix movie, sparks concern over glamorizing anorexia
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‘To the Bone,’ new Neflix movie, sparks concern over glamorizing anorexia

August 23, 2019


ERIC — EATING DISORDERS HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE OF ANY MENTAL ILLNESS. ACCORDING TO NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION. CHARLOTTE — TO THE BONE. BUT THE TRAILER’S RELEASE IS GENERATING CONTROVERSY. CHARLOTTE — VELENA JONES SAT DOWN WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS… VELENA — EATING DISORDERS ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS TABOO TO TALK ABOUT— TO THE BONE BUT MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY THAT THE FILM COULD BE A TRIGGER FOR THOSE WHO STUGGLE WITH EATING DISORDERS, AND GLAMORIZE THE DISEASE. MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE WHAT AN EATING DISORDER LOOKS LIKE IN THIS SPECIFIC SERIES AND SAY MINE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THAT SO I PROBABLY DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM 1 VO TRACK ITS THESE IMAGES ***NATS OF FILM***, MELISSA WALDEN, A THERAPIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN EATING DISORDERS, FEARS A NETFLIX FILM WILL DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD . 1 SOTW2 46 WALDEN: IT SOMETIMES COMES OUT AS A HOW TO MANUAL. SO SOMETIMES WE ARE TRYING TO SHOW SOMEONE WHO IS HEAVILY RESTRICTING THEIR FOOD OR EXERCISING OR THE ACT OF BINGING OR PURGING AND WHAT SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE VULNERABLE TO EATING DISORDERS MIGHT SEE, IS THEY MIGHT FIGURE OUT HOW CAN I ENGAGE IN THESE BEHAVIORS BETTER 2 VO TRACK WALDEN AND REGISTERED DIETICIAN, KARYN MOEHRING, BELIEVE THE FILM COULD BE A TRIGGER. 1 SOTW4 46 MOEHRING: only focusing on the anorexia piece can almost be additional shame for those individuals at risk who would really rather have their left leg cut off so they could be thin enough 2 VO TRACK THE NETFLIX FILM, STARING LILLY COLLINS, WHO STRUGGLED WITH AN EATING DISORDER IN REAL LIFE, FOLLOWS THE JOURNEY OF A 20-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH ANOREXIA.***NATS OF FILM***, IN
AN INTERVIEW WITH ACCESS HOLLYWOOD—COLLINS SAID THE FILM DOESN’T FOCUS ON THE IMAGES—BUT THE MESSAGE BEHIND THEM. 2 SOTW6 45 COLLINS: I NOR MARTY OR ANYONE ON THE CAST WOULD EVER SET OUT TO MAKE A FILM THAT WOULD GLAMORIZE OR ENCOURAGE A DISORDER THAT I NOR MARTY PERSONALLY WENT THROUGH THAT WAS SO NEGATIVE SO COMING FROM THAT PLACE WE HOPE TO JUST START A CONVERSATION 3 VO TRACK 13 REASONS WHY 3 SOTW8 45 WALDEN: are we creating more of a stigma when we are putting things out there like this. The part that I wish 13 reasons why would’ve done and I hope what this film does is talk about how people can interveine ANOTHER CONCERN IS THE FILM’S PORTRAYAL OF EATING DISORDER TREATMENTS. BOTH SPECIALIST WHO WORK FOR THE EATING DISORDER SUPPORT NETOWRK SAY PARENTS SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THE WARNING SIGNS VELENA — IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH AN EATING DISORDER…THERE ARE RESOURCES AVAILABLE. IN OUR AREA. YOU CAN FIND THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE…CHANNEL 3-THOUSAND DOT.COM CHARLOTTE — VELENA JONES REPORTING IN THE STUDIO – THANK YOU.

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