Of course, many of the lessons Weisman learned flowed into the show. Like Sheila, Weisman understands that binging and purging isn’t necessarily about appearances, but rather “forces her into a range of increasingly destructive behaviors.”
“When I went into a binge and purge cycle, it felt completely out of my control,” she explained. “It was like I was walking down the street and someone pulled up with a car, pulled a blanket over my head and pushed me into the back seat. I wanted to ride, whether I liked it or not.”
While it’s sometimes difficult to see eating disorders and generational trauma dissected on screen, it’s important to be honest about the issues that affect people every day and every day Physically does exactly that.