‘To the Bone’ is a new movie that’s coming out on Netflix, and I must say that I have mixed feelings, very mixed feelings. It’s hard to show what an eating disorder looks like, but I listened to an interview with the main actress, Lily, who said that they were not intending to glamorize eating disorders at all. I actually do not doubt that, but I don’t think that I would say that the movie is the best representation of what an ED is.
(One of the qualms I had with it, that made me uncomfortable was the use of the ‘F’ word throughout the trailer) Yet let’s get to the deeper issues I have with it.
‘To The Bone’ shows a young girl in the trailer who is counting calories, who just can’t get thin enough. I agree that this is so often the motivation. We want to be thin, skinny; and we start to get a twisted sense of beautiful in our heads. We are trying to work our bodies to the bone, just to be loved, just to be accepted.