ETR 226: TV Shows & Movies that Messed Up Our Body Image (Death to Diets)

SummerBody Image, Dieting, Eat the Rules, Self-Love, Self-Worth

Podcast on tv shows & movies that messed up our body image
TV shows and movies that messed up our body image

In this episode of Eat the Rules, I am back with Vinny and we are talking about the tv shows and movies that did a number on our body image.

The Biggest Loser, Friends, and Bridget Jones have a LOT to answer to when it comes to body image! Have things gotten better recently or is it the same old BS, and were there ANY good shows from the ’00s that helped with body image?

In This Episode, We Talk About

  • The shows that warped our body images,
  • How actresses in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s essentially competed to be the thinnest,
  • How representations in pop culture fed into the belief that you have to be thin to be worthy,
  • That “Fat Monica’s” personality was totally different on Friends, and the message this sent,
  • How this type of representation skews how we view different bodies,
  • That these shows often included other problematic things, including transphobia and racism,
  • How The Biggest Loser was just inducing eating disorders,
  • How these shows fed into the idea that fat people need to be saved,
  • The shows that have had a good impact on body image,
  • That even on shows with better body diversity, they’re always still model-types,
  • That the standards have continued to morph and now these shows and movies make things like lip fillers and Botox feel like the norm,
  • Plus so much more!

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