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Effy Stonem/ Kayla Scoloderio from the U.K. Skins show. She gained a little bit of weight since the show, but when I was in high school I absolutely worshiped her, dressed like her, and discovered the SG lifestyle. I still watch the show sometimes, one of those shows that makes me so nostalgic.. Especially for the days back when I was 16 when I would come home every day from school for a HUGE bowl of berries and cream with maple syrup while still maintaining a size 00... Sweet innocence... :nopity:
 
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I'm re-watching Grey's Anatomy from the beginning, and young Meredith and Christina will probably always be my thinspo.

(Sorry I couldn't find a better picture)
 

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I just searched for 'Super Skinny Me' in the forums and I'm surprised nothing came up for it, has anyone seen it?
It's a BBC documentary about two average girls trying to get to size 0 in 5 weeks. One of them stops at some point (I think she was purging but it's been a while since I watched it) but the one who makes it looks so good at the end. I mean the documentary is very anti size 0 but I liked seeing which of the diet methods worked and which didn't.
You can watch it on youtube-
I'll just watch 5 mins.......*50 mins later*...........that was decent. It obviously shows the immediate effects of jumping into extreme dieting, but I don't like how it equates an extreme and miserable behavior to all dieting. A slow adjustment to a lifestyle is much different than a drastic change. Plus, I find moderate dieting to be rewarding and it really doesn't effect my life in any unmanageable way.
 

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I'll just watch 5 mins.......*50 mins later*...........that was decent. It obviously shows the immediate effects of jumping into extreme dieting, but I don't like how it equates an extreme and miserable behavior to all dieting. A slow adjustment to a lifestyle is much different than a drastic change. Plus, I find moderate dieting to be rewarding and it really doesn't effect my life in any unmanageable way.
I remember watching this years ago and it was interesting but the Kate woman is really annoying. She used to write for the Metro restaurant guide back when I lived in London and her articles were really annoying.

Also, neither of them get that skinny in it? The final weight for the girl who makes it to the end isn't that low I don't think. And she gains it back sooo quickly.
 
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I recently watched this great film called Suspiria
The leading actress is sooo tiny :bow:



 
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Effy Stonem/ Kayla Scoloderio from the U.K. Skins show. She gained a little bit of weight since the show, but when I was in high school I absolutely worshiped her, dressed like her, and discovered the SG lifestyle. I still watch the show sometimes, one of those shows that makes me so nostalgic.. Especially for the days back when I was 16 when I would come home every day from school for a HUGE bowl of berries and cream with maple syrup while still maintaining a size 00... Sweet innocence... :nopity:

Side note... I saw Kayla at a coffee shop with her boyfriend yesterday and she looks nothing like she did in skins. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/22/22/2B946B6600000578-3207388-image-m-49_1440279517243.jpg She looked chubby and strung out! I wish she would find this website, I miss her as a SG!
 

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I'll just watch 5 mins.......*50 mins later*...........that was decent. It obviously shows the immediate effects of jumping into extreme dieting, but I don't like how it equates an extreme and miserable behavior to all dieting. A slow adjustment to a lifestyle is much different than a drastic change. Plus, I find moderate dieting to be rewarding and it really doesn't effect my life in any unmanageable way.
Eugh, agreed. I guess a documentary on women trying to diet more sustainably into "unachievable weights" wouldn't have achieved the desired effect of making all diets seem evil and impossible, but it's just baffling that the message of the experiment was essentially "you need to eat basically nothing and feel miserable to be a size 0":rolleyes:
 
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Referring to the "Super Skinny Me" show... the part at the end where they say that "these jeans would fit an 8 year old girl" and "these jeans would fit a 6 year old girl" (for UK6 and UK4) ?!?! What kind of enormous children are they talking about!!!
 
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I just imagine if I was a contestant with a real eating disorder on "Super Skinny Me" the insane portions of disgustingly unhealthy food would turn me off of eating entirely... Not lead me to a healthier lifestyle. I mean, giant bowls of pasta? Cups of cheese? Saturated fats and fried meats? It's good reality TV, but honestly.. Feed them both salads instead :whistling:
 

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Jeune et Jolie is a really good thinspo film due to the lead actress, Marine Vacth.

I saw this on Netflix the other day and I was going to post about her! The movie is interesting (and creepy) and very french, she's a stunning actress and I thought her body looked great in it. I know there is this stereotype about french girls being very thin but I can't help but wonder if it's true since I always find some thinspo when I watch french movies
 
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I am obsessed with Latin dancer Yulia Zagoruychenko and her clips on youtube. She is poetry in motion. :bow: I have never seen anyone dancing like her, what she does with her long pins (despite being so short as 157cm ) is as amazing as the way she moves her fingers so gracefully.



 
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I am obsessed with Latin dancer Yulia Zagoruychenko and her clips on youtube. She is poetry in motion. :bow: I have never seen anyone dancing like her, what she does with her long pins (despite being so short as 157cm ) is as amazing as the way she moves her fingers so gracefully.



Holeeeee shiiiit. They are incredible. Thanks so much for sharing!
 

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I'm on a Sex and the city marathon and Carrie gives me so much thinspo vibes. She looks great in all of her outfits!
 
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The Bell Jar is being made into a movie with Dakota Fanning as the main character and I am beyond disappointed. Esther Greenwood was described as being able to eat what she wants and staying rail thin, and all the other girls being jealous of that. Kirsten Dunst is directing it so that will be interesting, but if anyone should have directed it, it should be Sofia Coppola. That book embodies Sofia. I highly doubt Dakota will do much (if any) weight loss for this.
 
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The Bell Jar is being made into a movie with Dakota Fanning as the main character and I am beyond disappointed. Esther Greenwood was described as being able to eat what she wants and staying rail thin, and all the other girls being jealous of that. Kirsten Dunst is directing it so that will be interesting, but if anyone should have directed it, it should be Sofia Coppola. That book embodies Sofia. I highly doubt Dakota will do much (if any) weight loss for this.
I agree with everything you said here and I also want to cry. Who would make a good Esther? No one really springs to mind. Highly-sensitive, highly-educated, young, maybe a little underbred, and weedy-skinny. . .hmm. Rooney Mara?

It would be so interesting if Sofia C. did The Bell Jar . She shows women/girls how they are, feminity and all, but doesn't *hate* them for it or reduce them to objects of pity; her women have agency without being dressed up like men or acting like men (here, I just mean stereotypical masculine behavior re: aggression, object-oriented, competitive, resource grabbing, etc., behavior assc. with high testosterone), her women are an end in themselves. I think that would be such an interesting pairing with Plath's work, since Esther struggles to find agency, independence, and efficacy. Hmm.
 
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I agree with everything you said here and I also want to cry. Who would make a good Esther? No one really springs to mind. Highly-sensitive, highly-educated, young, maybe a little underbred, and weedy-skinny. . .hmm. Rooney Mara?

It would be so interesting if Sofia C. did The Bell Jar . She shows women/girls how they are, feminity and all, but doesn't *hate* them for it or reduce them to objects of pity; her women have agency without being dressed up like men or acting like men (here, I just mean stereotypical masculine behavior re: aggression, object-oriented, competitive, resource grabbing, etc., behavior assc. with high testosterone), her women are an end in themselves. I think that would be such an interesting pairing with Plath's work, since Esther struggles to find agency, independence, and efficacy. Hmm.
Rooney is definitely too old, but thinking about her acting and character in Carol would be a sure-running about five to ten years ago. I don't know many actors around the same age as Dakota, or at least looks young enough. Also I can't quite remember the color of hair Esther had but I've always pictured her brunette. But with that book I always saw myself as Esther hahah, so that could be why I saw her as brunette.

Sofia is an amazing director. Her vision for this movie would be perfect. I would even like seeing Kirsten Dunst when she was younger as Esther. She played a depressive so phenomenally in Melanocholia. Christina Ricci too, about ten years ago.
 
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I agree with everything you said here and I also want to cry. Who would make a good Esther? No one really springs to mind. Highly-sensitive, highly-educated, young, maybe a little underbred, and weedy-skinny. . .hmm. Rooney Mara?

It would be so interesting if Sofia C. did The Bell Jar . She shows women/girls how they are, feminity and all, but doesn't *hate* them for it or reduce them to objects of pity; her women have agency without being dressed up like men or acting like men (here, I just mean stereotypical masculine behavior re: aggression, object-oriented, competitive, resource grabbing, etc., behavior assc. with high testosterone), her women are an end in themselves. I think that would be such an interesting pairing with Plath's work, since Esther struggles to find agency, independence, and efficacy. Hmm.
Sofia Coppola did a great job with The Virgin Suicides; it's such a strange book and she captured the atmosphere perfectly.
 
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Sofia Coppola did a great job with The Virgin Suicides; it's such a strange book and she captured the atmosphere perfectly.
I never understood the hype of that movie.
Could someone explain to me why did it become so popular?