THOUGHTS ON THE MOVIE TO THE BONE

So, after watching the movie To the Bone, I have some things I would like to say.

First, the movie suggests that you have to be a certain size to have an ED. This is just simply not the case. You can have an ED at any size. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t on your deathbed or if you’re not deathly skinny, you are sick enough for treatment. If you engage in behaviors or have disordered thoughts, then you deserve treatment. An ED is a mental ilbbness. Just because you might be removered physically, you still have to do the mental work necessary for recovery.

My primary care provider told me I wasn’t sick enough for treatment, but that’s just one doctor’s oppinion.

Second, that movie was very very very triggering. Even watching the movie with DVS, I could just tell by what the narrator was saying about how the characters were acting that it was triggering, not to mention what the people themselves were saying. Like, they were talking about the number of calories in certain foods.

And lastly, I don’t agree that they have an actress who already had an ED lose weight for the role of someone else with an ED. I would think that would be triggering for her to do that. Those are just my thoughts.

Ray

2 Replies to “THOUGHTS ON THE MOVIE TO THE BONE”

  1. Actors lose weight for medical roles such as in To the Bone frequently! They do have a nutritionist assisting them along the way, however, which…Idunno. It makes me feel a bit cheap, I guess, because these assisted eating disorders feel so…eh.

    The only time I thought it made true sense was in The Normal Heart, for which Matt Bomer lost weight to look sick.

    The difference between the two instances, for/to me, is that Matt Bomer did it for a better cause than to stereotype and romanticize a very serious illness.

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