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Starving in Suburbia (2014)

Thinspiration (original title)
A 17-year-old dancer joins a "thinspiration" website and devotes herself to the almost religious glorification of "thin", until she becomes completely possessed by the dark world of anorexia.

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Tara Miele

Writer:

Tara Miele
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laura Wiggins ... Hannah
Izabella Miko ... Teagan / ButterflyAna
Callie Thorne ... Joey
Marcus Giamatti ... Michael
Emma Dumont ... Kayden
Brendan Meyer ... Leo
Sharon Lawrence ... Dr. Klein
Paula Newsome ... Ms. Christie
Tyler Riggs ... Brendan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Begg Alexandra Begg ... Dancer
Rachael Kathryn Bell ... HipPopK
Rowdy Brown Rowdy Brown ... Wrestler
Colleen Craig Colleen Craig ... Dancer
Luke Gregory Crosby ... Leo's Team Mate
Linnda Durre ... Spectator
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When seventeen year old Hannah stumbles upon a website about Thinspiration- an online community devoted to anorexia as a life choice - she becomes an obsessive follower of the site founder, ButterflyAna. By the time Hannah's family realizes what is happening and get Hannah the help she needs, the disease has fully taken hold and Hannah is refusing to eat. Will this family be able to exorcise the demon of anorexia from their lives, or is it too late? Written by Anonymous

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anorexia | eating disorder | See All (2) »

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starving in Suburbia See more »

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Indy Entertainment See more »
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Quotes

Michael: [upon finding out that Leo has been anorexic and has been hiding it] ... But he's a BOY! He's an ATHLETE!
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Compelling, Raw, Real..
26 April 2014 | by lindasnetphoneSee all my reviews

This is a theme that women in a society that fixates on being thin and beautiful as a standard of beauty are all that matters, and anything to obtain that perfection is necessary. Having survived both anorexia and bulimia, I related to the characters need and eventual surrender to the voices haunting her inside her head, whether real or imagined. I was also surprised to find hundreds of these websites, active encouraging the desire to starve, to give tips on wasting away as a show of solidarity in a club that is teetering on the destruction of your body, and more importantly your soul. The acting is superb, and the theme is one that needs to be heard. Excellent through and through.


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