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[05/14/08 - 03:01 PM]
BBC America to Premiere Six New Body Image Documentaries on Sundays This Summer
The collection of documentaries includes "Too Ugly To Love," "Plastic Surgery Junkies with Louis Theroux" and "Transvestite Wives."

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA TO PREMIERE SIX NEW BODY IMAGE DOCUMENTARIES ON SUNDAYS THIS SUMMER

Following the success of Super Skinny Me and My Big Breasts and I, BBC AMERICA's weekly documentary slot, BBC AMERICA REVEALS, will premiere six brand new body image programs starting in June. The collection of documentaries includes - Too Ugly To Love, which follows three people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a largely undiagnosed body image disorder - Plastic Surgery Junkies with Louis Theroux, where the investigative journalist travels to California to reveal the startling reality of this Hollywood trend and Transvestite Wives, which begins the series with a firsthand look at transvestite relationships.

TRANSVESTITE WIVES

Transvestite Wives takes a look at three transvestite relationships through the eyes of their wives and partners. Sheila discovered seven years into her relationship that her husband Dennis is a transvestite, while Sam, 20, is embracing her 40-year-old partner Chris's transvestite lifestyle and Robyn at last finds happiness with her cross-dresser husband Dean. Transvestite Wives premieres Sunday, June 1, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

TOO UGLY TO LOVE

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a largely undiagnosed body image disorder characterized by an excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one's physical appearance. The condition finds people obsessed with the way they look and causes significant emotional stress. Often misunderstood as a vanity driven obsession, people with BDD are quite the opposite - they think they are ugly or disfigured. Too Ugly To Love follows the lives of three people who are battling with the debilitating condition to regain a normal life. Too Ugly To Love premieres Sunday, June 8, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

BRITAIN'S WORST TEETH

This eye-opening documentary follows four people in their twenties, who have some of the worst teeth in Britain. Their teeth are so dreadful they have an impact on every aspect of their lives � they find eating and speaking difficult because of the pain, are embarrassed to go out and have no hope of attracting partners. Luckily, three of Britain's top dentists have agreed to take on these four cases to see if there's anything that can be done to save their terrible teeth. Britain's Worst Teeth premieres Sunday, June 15, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

MY SECRET FEMALE BODY

My Secret Female Body takes a look at the life of Danny, a female-to-male transsexual. Born as Katie, Danny has been living as a man for four years and has had male hormone injections, every two weeks, for a year. Now, at 22, Danny undergoes a dramatic surgical transformation which physically changes his body from female to male. This documentary sees Danny embark on the first stage of this irreversible procedure � a double mastectomy � which is followed by complicated penis surgery. My Secret Female Body premieres Sunday, June 22, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

PLASTIC SURGERY JUNKIES WITH LOUIS THEROUX

Investigative journalist Louis Theroux (Michael Moore's TV Nation, Weird Weekends) travels to California to observe the sweeping trend of being obsessed with self image. In California, the birthplace of plastic surgery, people can be whatever they want, at the flick of knife and with a few thousand dollars. In fact, they don't even need the cash, just a credit card or a monthly payment plan with their friendly plastic surgeon. What was once an unaffordable luxury is now an everyday commodity. Louis meets an astonishing cast of characters and discovers a complex arena of cosmetic surgery. Will Louis succumb to the promises of plastic surgery and opt for a procedure himself? Plastic Surgery Junkies with Louis Theroux premieres Sunday, June 29, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

I'M A BOY ANOREXIC

Anorexia is often seen as being a "girl's problem" - but it's not just girls that are affected by eating disorders. Boys can develop them too, though their symptoms are often missed. This documentary follows Declan, a 15-year-old boy, who struggles with an obsessive relationship with food. As a last resort, after losing a dramatic amount of weight, he turns to Rhodes Farm, a unit dedicated to treatment of children with eating disorders. Declan is not alone, the film talks to other patients about their struggles, including the clinic's youngest male, an 11-year-old boy. This journey follows Declan's final weeks of treatment and his return to school with the attempt at a fresh start. I'm a Boy Anorexic premieres Sunday, July 6, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.





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