Body Image Season 2: Baby-Faced Body Builders

This surprising and engaging film looks at teenagers whose body-building obsession is so extreme that it’s become a clinical problem. It asks at what point they decided that looking waxed, preened and glistening, and wearing only swimwear, was their idea of perfection.

Following three young body builders, this film reveals what motivates them to want to “look like Arnie”. It examines why these teenagers aspire to distort their bodies to grotesque proportions and what the impact this obsession has on their health and their friends and families.

No word yet on when this BBC show will screen in NZ.

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