Netflix's New Teen Drama Is Being Called Out Online For 'Glamorizing Anorexia'

22 June 2017, 16:21

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

The first trailer for 'To The Bone' has dropped starring Lily Collins and the internet is torn in its opinion.

Netflix have just unveiled the trailer for upcoming original movie drama To The Bone, an exploration of teen anorexia starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.

The film, written and directed by Marti Noxon, is something of a personal project, both Marti and Lily having previously suffered from an eating disorder themselves.

But already, some people on social media are calling out Netflix for what they perceive as triggering imagery and glamorization of such a serious topic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, at the same time, there are some coming to the show's defence, citing the writer's history with the illness and the fact that the trailer may not be fully representative of the film as a whole:

 

 

Netflix recently came under criticism following the release of 13 Reasons Why which, while wildly popular among its teenage audience, was later criticised by many mental health charities for its depiction of suicide. The streaming services even increased its level of trigger warnings in certain parts of the world as a result of the controversy.

To The Bone is set to debut on Netflix July 14th. Will you be watching? Let us know your thoughts over on our Facebook page.