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.
In this episode, Jessie and her mother attempt to spend a relaxing weekend together eating kale, doing aura cleanings, and disconnecting from their cell phones at a pseudo fat-camp day spa. As Jacqueline attempts to reconnect with her daughter, Jessie is still reeling from her mother's decision to house ex-boyfriend Cole post-rehab.
In an effort to be more supportive, Jacqueline sets up a screener for the women at the spa to view Jessie's talents on a big screen — which ultimately causes Jessie to question the levity behind her YouTube persona.
Watch as both Kahnweiler women strive to be heard while enduring a bread-free zone surrounded by silent, hungry women wearing yoga pants.
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