Desperately Hungry Housewives

When you think of anorexia and bulimia you generally think teenage girls, but these dangerous eating disorders are now on the increase among older women.

This film goes into the seemingly perfect world of four housewives who are struggling with the fallout from their eating disorders. They may seem to have it all with their nice houses, perfect children and middle class lives, but behind the wisteria, they are having a constant battle with their food and eating.

Jane in her early fifties now has the bone density of a 92 year old; 36-year-old Zoe has turned to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to reclaim her life from anorexia; bubbly Tracey is bulimic and spends her nights binging and vomiting in secret from her children; and young mum Georgia tries hard to lose her baby weight, but will her obsession with weight see her falling back into the anorexic danger zone?

 

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  • bringmeredwine

    Wow, definitely some kind of mental illness. Feel very bad for their children growing up with a mum like this; bound to affect them in a huge way. With their emaciated bodies, do their husbands find them sexy and desirable? What a toll this must take on their relationships.