Documentary Explores Deadly Desire to Be 'Thin' A fly-on-the-wall documentary about eating disorders premieres tonight on HBO. Thin follows four women at an eating-disorder treatment center in Florida. Director Lauren Greenfield documents their dangerous obsession and the complex issues behind anorexia and bulimia.

Documentary Explores Deadly Desire to Be 'Thin'

Documentary Explores Deadly Desire to Be 'Thin'

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Shelly, 25, is one of four women profiled in the HBO documentary Thin. She is shown at her home in Salt Lake City, six months after leaving Renfrew Center, a clinic for eating disorders. Lauren Greenfield hide caption

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A documentary premiering tonight on HBO takes an unflinching look at eating disorders and the tangle of cultural and psychological issues behind them.

Thin follows four clients at an eating-disorder treatment center in Florida. With a fly-on-the-wall approach, director Lauren Greenfield explores the dangerous obsession with thinness, the rules and rituals behind anorexia and bulimia, and the complex process of treatment.

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