The Skinny
The Skinny, Episode 5: Control

Jessie Kahnweiler and her manager pitch her YouTube videos to a media company. Jessie is still purging and battling her bulimia.

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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.
After Sadie shares a video of Jessie on Vine, Jessie sees a major spike in viewership on her YouTube channel. Stewart hauls Jessie off to a meeting with Waste Media after to sell her as the new face of feminism — but she is met with a pair of plaid-wearing topknots with beards looking for an edgy girl with a voice who isn't "just a pair of tits."
The meeting comes on the heels of a surprise visit from Cole that turns into an overnight stay. Jessie must confront his true nature — and boundaries. What do you do when your ex-boyfriend has nowhere else to go?
Watch, as Jessie navigates her relationships with the men in her life while still staying true to herself and mission. 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: Kosha Dillz, "Awkward In A Good Way"
Artist: Money Penny, "Sonic Youth"
Artist: Colleen Greed, "Deeper Thank Love"
Artist: Latasha Alcindor aka L.A., "EarthQuake"
The Skinny Episode 5Released on January 27, 2016

R29 Original Series