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Super Size Me (17-Jan-2004)

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Writer: Morgan Spurlock

Keywords: Documentary, Propaganda, Obesity

Muckraking filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores the consequences of America's fast food obsession through a month-long McDonald's-only diet.

Morgan Spurlock, independent filmmaker standing six feet, two inches tall and weighing a hair over a hundred and eighty-five pounds, decides to eat nothing but McDonald's food three times a day, every day, for one month to demonstrate the effects of their product on his body. "Super-sizing" his meal every time he is asked, Spurlock's above-average physical condition falls off a cliff as his experiment wears on, dovetailing with a political narrative fingering fast food and ever-increasing portion sizes as key contributors to the United States' runaway obesity epidemic.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jared Fogle
1-Dec-1977   Lost 245 lbs eating only fast food
John Robbins
26-Oct-1947   Celebrity vegan
David Satcher
2-Mar-1941   US Surgeon General, 1998-2002
Morgan Spurlock
Film Director
7-Nov-1970   Filmmaker, took on McDonald's


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