Addressing Anorexia in Netflix’s “To the Bone”

Addressing Anorexia in Netflix’s “To the Bone”

A new Netflix movie called “To the Bone” follows a young woman as she struggles with anorexia. Netflix issues a warning at the start of the movie, stating that “the film was created by and with individuals who have struggled with eating disorders, and it includes realistic depictions that may be challenging for some viewers.” The writer and director, Mari Noxon, was inspired by her own experience with anorexia. While stories like these can get people talking about mental illness, it is important to supplement the entertainment with treatment-oriented information. Let’s look at some scenes and how they relate to...

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