The eating disorder called anorexia is one of the many causes of abnormal weight. Among the celebrities who died from the disorder were Karen Carpenter, Christy Henrich, Michael Krasnow, Hila Elmalich and Isabelle Caro.
Netflix is about to release a movie titled “To the Bone,” which is about a woman named Ellen who is battling anorexia played by Lily Collins. What experts fear is that the movie may either trivialize or glamourize the disorder, which can be dangerous to the viewers whether or not they have developed it.
“To the Bone” will be released on July 14 on Netflix. For the role in the movie, Collins lost weight and she was complimented for it.
“I was leaving my apartment one day and someone I’ve known for a long time, my mom’s age, said to me, ‘Oh, wow, look at you!’” Collins said in an interview with The Edit. The actress said she tried to explain that she had lost weight for a role.
However, the person insisted on asking Collins about what she was doing to achieve the weight loss. When the actress got into the car with her mother, the latter said that was why the problem existed.
Collins has yet to comment on the fear that “To the Bone” may glamourize anorexia. Written and directed by Marti Noxon, the Netflix movie also stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Kathryn Prescott, Liana Liberato and Lili Taylor, among others.
Meanwhile, a recent study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders examined the long-term outcomes of anorexia in 1,693 inpatients admitted over 25 years. Results showed that many anorexia patients do not experience remission.
The study was led by Manfred Maximilian Fichter, MD, from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. He and his colleagues found out that anorexia shows considerable long-term negative consequences although many patients with very severe anorexia recover from their illness.
(photo from Facebook/Lily Collins)