The season, due to launch this Autumn across BBC Three, BBC Radio One, 1Xtra and Children, Schools and Learning online, will feature cutting-edge documentaries, online tools and interactive debates designed to get young people talking.
- BBC Three’s documentary series ‘I Want To Change My Body’ will see young body-obsessed Brits using handheld cameras to document their own day-to-day body struggles over a period of six months.
- ‘Dying for Clear Skin’ investigates how the pressure of a society obsessed with clear, blemish-free skin led to the tragic suicide of a 24-year-old man suffering with acne.
- In ‘Jackie Green Transsexual Beauty Queen’, Renegade Pictures tracks the world’s youngest transsexual as she competes for the title of Miss England. The documentary looks at the challenges faced by the beauty queen, from attempted suicide to the surgery itself.
- ‘How Your Body Works’ is an online tool exploring the psychological and physical impact of trying to change your body. Using computer graphics, the interactive tool demonstrates the effects of crash dieting on the brain, the effects of ultrasound on fat cells and what happens to skin when synthetic hormones are injected for the ‘perfect tan’.
- BBC One and BBC 1Xtra will support the season during its second week, during which it will launch discussions about body image during the day and also during the popular Sunday Night Surgery.
‘Body Beautiful’ is designed to help young people open up about their body issues. If you or someone you know suffers from low body-confidence, consulting a counsellor could help.
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