E! will be running a new documentary on eating disorders. Below is a clip from their press release. And here is a link to an article with a bit more information on what the series will feature.
E! Explores Extreme Eating Disorders In The New 6 Part Series “What’s Eating You” (Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2010) – E! Entertainment Television brings viewers into the often misunderstood world of eating disorders with the premiere of “What’s Eating You,” a six-episode television event. The show chronicles the challenges of women and men whose lives are at risk as they battle not only their distorted body images, but also self-created, life-threatening food rituals and compulsions. As participants share their true stories of food, fear and obsession, “What’s Eating You” reveals the severity of eating compulsions on levels never before seen on television. “What’s Eating You” premieres October 13 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT.
I am glad to see E! address the issue of eating disorders, rather than solely glamorizing the thin ideal ( which we see constantly portrayed all over the media). But reading the article I linked to above has left me a bit skeptical. My fear is that E! will simply glamorize the world of eating disorders. I guess we’ll see.
If you tune in, I’d love to hear your thoughts.