Thursday, 10 February 2011

Food on Film. 8. Super Size Me

In his 2004 documentary Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock eats only McDonald’s food for a 30-day period. One of his self-imposed rules was that if a member of staff offered to “super-size” his meal, he would agree. Over the course of this relatively short time period, Spurlock gained over 11kg in weight and his physical and psychological well-being declined alarmingly, for example, with fat accumulating in his liver, intense mood swings and a loss of libido. Despite this, Spurlock delivers a humourous film that explores how fast food corporations have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the USA and elsewhere. Here's how the film starts:

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