Breaking up with Food
Sophie Walker spends each night in darkness at the side of a stage, producing the alchemy of theatre. Her job is invisible to most people and so, it would seem, is her life. In an attempt to come out of the shadows, Sophie enters a body-building competition, sculpting her body into the best shape of her life.
In the post show glow of competing, Sophie’s life begins to unravel. Her plan to keep her body in perfect shape, comes undone when she finds herself binging on food and then taking laxatives, exercising and restricting to undo the damage. Away from her husband and friends, she hits her lowest point and is forced to face that it’s time to break up with food.
But the road to healing is not what she expects, and she has to confront issues in her marriage, her job, her friendships, and her identity as an independent woman. This is a tale about love, sexuality, success, feminine beauty and enlightenment.