“There was never any danger of us glamourizing it or making it sexy or offending people because when you’ve been there yourself, you know how to do it,” O’Connor tells me. “We were really careful about not giving tips on how to do it. We didn’t make the main actress lose weight, we didn’t mention weight, we didn’t mention numbers or calories.”UK eating disorders organization Beat agrees that the show was created responsibly. A spokesperson said, “Overshadowed clearly presents the significant psychological distress felt by the main character and those around her in treatment, and describe the wider impact eating disorders have on the family circle. The film makes clear that anorexia and other eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, and not a choice or about dieting or vanity.”

Quelle: How to Make Good TV About Eating Disorders, According to Survivors – Broadly