Glenn Gers

GAYLON DAIGLE MD AND WILLIS-KNIGHTON MEDICAL CENTER

2508 BERT KOUNS LOOP

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Articles

DisFigured: The Making of a Movie

July 14, 2009

I wrote, directed, coedited, and financed DisFigured because it’s a movie I wanted to see. I’m not a woman and I don’t have an eating disorder, but the issues of appearance, control, isolation, and our complicated relationships with our bodies seem universal to me. They are also sadly underexplored or horribly twisted in almost every form of media. I am particularly aware of this because my wife Jenn is beautiful, graceful, stylish and-according to popular culture-fat.