The Skinny

The Skinny, Episode 2: Bigger

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The Skinny is an R29 original dark comedy series that follows feminist wannabe YouTube star Jessie (Jessie Kahnweiler) as she explores love, life, and friendship in L.A. — while struggling with bulimia.

Jessie is sooooooo over Cole and removes his aura from the apartment with a mix of sage, trash bags, and vision boards. The new Jessie makes a party appearance so that she can network with the help of her much taller, much thinner friend Brie — both of whom agree that her codependency with Cole was not flattering. The girls end up meeting Stewart, an overzealous digital content creator. He then invites both of them back to his place to eat snacks, mainly prosciutto.

Somewhere between a fresh breakup and reading the constant negative comments on her YouTube channel, Jessie realizes her apartment cleanse isn't going to fix everything in her life.

Stewart directs his attention to Brie, leaving Jessie by herself to pick up the pieces of her own insecurities by doing the only thing that makes her feel better.

Watch as Jessie vouches for her brand while trying to mold herself into something that is sellable.

If you're struggling with an eating disorder, you're not alone. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline can be reached at 800-931-2237.

This quiz, NEDA’s free and confidential screening for eating disorders, is designed to help people determine if it’s time to seek professional help.

As heard in this episode:
Artist: The Julie Ruin, "Oh Come On"
Artist: JP, "Play That Back," "Optagon"
Artist: Sweaty Dune, "Bathroom Party," "Coke Party"
Artist: Susan, "Just Call It"

About The Skinny

The Skinny is an R29 original dark comedy series that follows feminist wannabe YouTube star Jessie (Jessie Kahnweiler) as she explores love, life, and friendship in L.A. — while struggling with bulimia.

Released on January 27, 2016