It’s a manic world trying to keep up with standards.
Sometimes, this is what happens when girls stand alone, in front of the mirror. We’re thinking: I’m fat. Not beautiful. Not model-thin. Not enough.
If the insides are what counts, and if beauty came from within, she’ll just have to peel it all off.
Trigger warning: Contains depictions of habitual bulimia.
‘Likeness’ was created by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto and his daughter as a meditation on eating disorders. It stars Elle Fanning as a girl struggling with self perception, and challenges us to consider the role of society in presenting an idealised image of the female body.