Oscar-Nominated Black Swan Brings Body Image Issues to the Big Screen

Have you seen "Black Swan," the highly-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated thriller that's recently dominated the theaters?
To be honest, I haven't...yet. But what I have seen are the countless interviews with the movie's star Natalie Portman, whom everyone of course scrambled to interview with the positive movie buzz.

Nearly all of the interviews touched upon Natalie's drastic weight loss and rigorous exercise routine to portray the ballerina - 20 pounds dropped off of the actress' already slim frame. Many interviewers praised her for her dedication to sticking with such a regimented schedule for an entire year before and during filming.

What message does this send to young women? An actress receiving just as much publicity for her extreme weight loss as her potentially multi-award winning performance?
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