Troian Bellisario is best known for her role on Pretty Little Liars. However, she's making a new name for herself with the movie Feed — which she wrote, produced, and acted in.
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The movie is about a teenager who develops an eating disorder in an effort to gain control after the tragic death of her twin brother.
This story hits close to home for Bellisario, who had her personal struggles with anorexia. The star opened up in her July 18 Lenny Letter, saying,
Bellisario used her own experience to write Feed, and turned it into a cathartic experience.
Eating disorders do not discriminate and have an impact on many different people. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 20 million women and 10 million men experience an eating disorder in their lifetime. Bellisario hopes that this movie will make a difference in someone's life.
Bellisario did not want this film to be a documentary. She was very adamant about it telling a broader story to empower others. "It had to be a narrative that wasn't about me," the actress said.
Feed was released VoD on July 18 — meaning you can watch it now. Obviously, Bellisario has a very bright future ahead of her.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, call the NEDA helpline at (800) 931-2237.