Dark comedy ‘Dietland’ seems timely in #MeToo times
NEW YORK (AP) — If there's any TV show this summer that seems to have both anticipated and fed off the #MeToo movement, it's "Dietland."
The AMC dark comedy that debuted this week features as one of its story lines a mysterious group of vigilante women who murder sexual predators and drop their bodies from rooftops and freeway overpasses.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — AMC says it's green-lighted a new series, "Dietland," based on the darkly satiric novel about a weight-obsessed society.
The show's creator is Marti Noxon, whose credits include "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" and "UnReal."
AMC said the show based on Sarai (sa-RAY) Walker's novel will explore the emphasis on weight and beauty in a "bold, original and funny way."
Lily Collins feared eating disorder would prevent her from having kids
Lily Collins feared her eating disorder would stop her from having children.
The 28-year-old actress became anorexic and bulimic during her teenage years, and Lily has admitted the stress she was putting her body through led her to believe she may not be able to have kids of her own.
She shared: "My throat burned and my oesophagus ached. My periods stopped for two years and my life was out of control. I was terrified I had ruined my chances of ever having kids."
Lily Collins says To the Bone felt like a ‘recovery’
Lily Collins says 'To the Bone' represented a "form of recovery" from her eating disorder.
The 28-year-old actress developed anorexia and bulimia during her teenage years, and has admitted she's benefited from the experience of playing a 20-year-old anorexic girl called Ellen in the new Marti Noxon-directed movie.
She shared: "It was a new form of recovery for me. I got to experience it as my character, Ellen, but also as Lily.
Review: Marti Noxon’s ‘To the Bone’ a deeply moving debut
Writer-director Marti Noxon's deeply moving feature debut, "To the Bone ," isn't just about a young woman confronting anorexia; it's a story about coming to terms with the ridiculous, awkward, beautiful and painful realities of adult life.
Without judging or romanticizing, Noxon presents a heartfelt and heartbreaking portrait of a 20-year-old girl trying to cope with the challenges of growing up by obsessively restricting calories.
‘To the Bone’ walks fine line of depicting eating disorders
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director Marti Noxon struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 10 years. It's her story, albeit a fictionalized version, that she tells in "To The Bone," a feature film coming to Netflix on Friday about a 20-year-old artist whose eating disorder has reached a dire point. Lily Collins, who herself has a history with eating disorders, plays the main character Ellen.
Lily Collins ‘felt strongly’ about making To the Bone
Lily Collins "felt very strongly" about appearing in 'To the Bone'.
The 28-year-old actress has admitted she was very keen to star in the new drama movie, which tells the story of the 20-year-old anorexic girl, because of her own experiences of an eating disorder.
Collins: ‘To the Bone’ doesn’t ‘glamorize, fetishize or encourage’ eating disorders
Lily Collins never sought medical help for her eating disorder.
The 28-year-old actress recently opened up about her struggles in her memoir 'Unfiltered' but admitted the first time she was able to share her story with others in a similar situation was when she was researching her latest movie, 'To the Bone', in which she plays an anorexia sufferer.