Thin Club - Episode 01

This provocative documentary looks at the heart of the recent and terrifying pro-anorexia websites phenomenon which began in America and has moved its way into the UK. As founders claim that their sites provide a comfort and support network for anorexia sufferers, Thin Club investigates the seriously damaging impact that the website images and forums have upon teenage girls. Inspired by ‘thinspirational’ images of celebrities whilst being assigned to an on-line friend to whom all weight-loss ‘progress’ is reported to, many teenage girls are being sucked into the thin club. The websites promote the idea that anorexia is not a disease, but a life choice. A harrowing yet moving documentary, Thin Club reveals a dangerous world that has been hidden until now.