Chloe had this to say regarding Skins S1E2:
I'm on episode 6 right now and so far [the Cassie ep] is BY FAR the best one. I actually feel bad because I feel like the writers may have peaked a little too soon here.
My only problem is that I can't decide whether Cassie kind of ... glamourizes eating disorders. I mean, it's the old Cat Marnell argument: Just because a person is good looking doesn't mean they're romanticizing any issue they have, they just happen to be gorgeous. Still, I can't help but feel like a lot of young girls would kill to look like the big eyed, wavy blonde haired waif that is Cassie, even if it meant skipping meals. Thoughts?
My feeling is that Skins really doesn't glamorize much of anything. Even sex and drugs come with plenty of consequences, despite being sought feverishly on the show. And I think the handling of Cassie's issues has been fairly deft. Then again--I have never been a young girl nor have I ever had an eating disorder, so I can't necessarily speak to this. But plenty of you have been young girls, so what do you think?
P.S. I think that Cat Marnell thing is very apt I'd always wondered why people don't extend her the same line of credit they did Hunter Thompson, especially since she's generally more cautionary and apologetic about her chemical habits. But just as Skins unintentionally glamorizes stuff simply by putting it on TV--I mean, that is enough, that is plenty, for plenty of (especially young) people--Cat Marnell accidentally but still unavoidably glamorizes her behavior by virtue of being glamorous. Right? Or no?