As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
Huffington Post - 8 months
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.”
The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community.
I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress both shared that they have personally struggled with eating disorders in the past, and that their aim was to raise awareness and to diminish shame and secrecy.
Raising awareness of eating disorders and diminishing shame and stigma surrounding seeking help is crucial.
However, as an eating disorder therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, I have some major concerns about the way that anore...
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