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The famous online streaming site Netflix released the trailer of their second original film this year entitled To The Bone, starring Lily Collins.

Lily Collins plays the role of Ellen, a 20-year-old girl who has battled anorexia for years and finds new hope at her latest treatment center, run by an “unconventional doctor” played by actor Keanu Reeves.

The film was inspired by real life experiences of its writer and director Martin Noxon who suffered from anorexia and bulimia.

In an interview with Indiewire, Noxon said that she had a hard time finding the right producers because some didn’t get her story.

“It seemed like male producers didn’t understand…I was told a number of times that it was just too small a topic. I was, like, ‘What? Really?’ Half the movies that get made are about some really talented white guy who understands jazz, you know? So many of the indie movies that get made are not about topics that touch millions and millions of people,” she said.

Meanwhile, this film is also special to Lily Collins who has experienced struggles with eating disorders.

“It’s very rare when you’re in the disorder that you can actually see what other people see. You have a distorted view of yourself and you get so sucked into it that you don’t see yourself in that way, and I was so shocked by her showing me. I was really living in that moment, the question of, do you think this is beautiful. Like, do you see yourself? I really saw it and it was so disturbing,” Lily told Refinery29.

“It was a moment that I think really resonated a lot, not just as Ellen, but really as myself because I was actually seeing myself. It was a really powerful moment that I was shocked by,” she added.

To The Bone streams on Netflix starting July 14.

Watch Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’ trailer here:


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