CBR15 Bingo: Bodies Bodies (self-esteem issues, eating disorder)
15-word review: International supermodel Gia has an eating disorder, but eats when restaurant owner Bennet feeds her.
Longer review: Gia Gallo is used to travelling in her job as a globe-trotting fashion model. Recently, she struggles with the fact that she doesn’t fit into the teeny tiny sizes of the clothes she’s supposed to model, and she’s not really sure if she’s not outgrown the whole industry, both in body size and motivation-wise. Having never been in anything outside of the fashion world, however, she doesn’t really feel like she would be qualified for anything else if she were to retire. The pressures of her job are causing her to have massively disordered eating. Deep down she knows it’s a problem, but she doesn’t really want to own up to it, and she’s certainly not ready for anyone else to find out, especially not her best friends.
One of those best friends, Wendy, is getting married in Florida in six days. Gia has Wendy’s late mother’s wedding dress and needs to get to Florida in time to have the dress altered before the ceremony. Unfortunately, she’s stuck in New York in a snowstorm, and no matter how much she threatens or pleads with airline staff, is she getting out of there by air. It just so happens that the best man for the wedding, restaurant owner and chef Bennett Buchanan is also stuck in the city, with the wedding rings, and he gets the last rental car but offers to let her come along for the road trip if she dials down her fashion diva behaviour.
Full review here.