Did you see Black Swan? I think my feelings would be best expressed by a scene from the 1990’s sitcom, Seinfeld.
“I didn’t realize until recently that every time we [delayed our start date], Natalie was going, ‘another three weeks of carrot sticks and almonds! I’m gonna kill you!’ So she really was tortured pretty badly because we had such a hard time getting the money for the film.” – Darren Aronofsky
What’s even more crazy than being a ballerina playing a swan, then becoming an actual swan, then starving yourself in real life in order to play both swans? Women wanting to become that tortured swan…or at least look like it.