Darryl Roberts’ America the Beautiful 2: the Thin Commandments

13 Mar

Identifying men who are doing work I believe in feels fantastic. A few weeks ago, I went to see Darryl Roberts’ America the Beautiful 2: the Thin Commandments, and had an incredible time. A pastiche of personal stories, self-induced experimentation, and interviews with scientists, government officials, and diet industry representatives, the film was accessible, hilarious, and impactful – its thesis? Weight is but a number – in fact, the BMI scale on which so many of us weigh our self-satisfaction was set by a number of men and women sitting around an expensive table. We associate meaning with figures, when we should be focusing on healthy practices, including valuing who we are, and why we’re here. Kudos, Darryl – keep fighting the good fight.

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