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The Truth About Size Zero (2007)

With the scarily skinny silhouettes of some celebrities making the headlines, Louise Redknapp, a petite size 8, confronts the current obsession with being dangerously thin. She attempts to ... See full summary »

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With the scarily skinny silhouettes of some celebrities making the headlines, Louise Redknapp, a petite size 8, confronts the current obsession with being dangerously thin. She attempts to drop to a UK size 4, the elusive American size 0, in just 30 days. Along the way, she is subjected to a grueling boot-camp fitness regime, talks body image with one time anorexia sufferer Mel C and visits the Rhodes Farm Clinic for eating disorders, where she witnesses how lethal the current trend can be. Written by Anonymous

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Its not really about size zero at all...
24 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

IMDb have this labeled as 'The Truth About Size Zero' however its really called 'The Truth About Size Zero WITH LOUISE REDNAPP', Whats the difference, well let me tell you. If it was only about people wanting to emulate 'Heat Magazine' celebrities or what ever publication that there is that seems to think that men find seeing every bone in a womens body appealing then fine, rant away, in fact let me have a few words to say. However this show is once again an ITV cliché, you know, those shows with topics that are in The Sun Newspaper mixed with celebrity presenter, and I got the feeling that the program was all about the 'singer, presenter, wife, mother, lads-mag favorite' (The Narrators Words Not Mind) Louise Rednapp and not about why (mostly) women seem to want to slim down so much.

As 'Bob The Moo' pointed out (brilliant review by the way) the show starts of with Louise having her picture taken in front of a white backdrop to show her what her starting weight was. When she sees her size 8 figure then acts out shock at seeing herself I kinda got the feeling that she a little more vein then she is making out, and to act like being size 8 is a normal size is some what of a joke as well, OK I know a lot women who are size 8 but they can by no means say they are over or underweight, so why dose this show take someone who is slim to begin with and make them become even slimmer? It would have been a lot more fascinating to have Louise put on weight to show people that you don't have to be catwalk slim to be somewhat of a sex symbol. If its not Louise explaining what its like to be 'Normal Weight' and its hard to say that with my tongue so far in my cheek then we have a cameo from air head Denise Van Outen, explaining her disappointment of a photo in the tabloids some years ago showing Denise on a sun lounge bending over slightly giving her some what of a stomach fold belly, "If my daughter sees that she will think that it wrong to be normal weight". Please give me a break, you have got to be out of you mind. If this isn't bad enough then we also get Van Outen having a dig at easy target Nicole Richie, "I saw her and just wanted to force feed her", yeah well I heard you DVO and just wanted to try and educate ya.

What makes this show worse is how much Louise complains all the time about 'why people would want to do this to their bodies' or 'how hard it is for a mother or singer or presenter or blah, blah, blah'. For someone who is air brushed to hell in every photo shoot she dose then maybe thats why young girls want to do this to themselves, as Bob The Moo said its just as bad to allow photographers to air brush you down to size 0 then it is to slim down the hard way.

The only thing that really came out of this program was the fact that a woman can drop to size zero in about a month... Good Job Guys. What they really should have done was say 'Don't feel the need to drop 5 dress sizes, your beautiful as you are!'


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