A Thin Line
From the first celebrity diet in the 1800s to the heroin chic models of the 1990s, women’s bodies have long been criticized and shamed. And when the internet arrives, DNP is there to exploit those vulnerabilities. For eating disorder stats and general help, check out NEDA at www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.If you need treatment for an eating disorder but don't know where to start or can't afford it, get support from Project HEAL at www.theprojectheal.org.If you are a parent or loved one of someone with an eating disorder, resources are available from F.E.A.S.T. at www.feast-ed.org.
About The Show
Narrated by Elle Fanning, One Click is a limited documentary podcast series from C13Originals, in association with Vespucci, that explores how a single click on the internet can change your life forever. Season 1 tells the story of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol), an explosive chemical originally used in WWI-era munitions factories that is now being sold on the internet as a diet pill leaving hundreds dead in its wake. This is a story about the risks of buying unknown substances on the internet -- where the spread of information transcends borders -- and how toxic beauty standards and body image issues have fueled a demand for a pill that can kill you. Together, actress Elle Fanning and journalist Jessica Wapner trace the history of DNP and reckon with the question of why. Why, despite the perils, have so many turned to DNP and what does it say about the health of our society?