Super Size Me

Title

Super Size Me

Description

The Academy Award nominated film Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock. This film follows him throughout the period of a month, during which he only ate McDonald's food, thereby showing the lifestyle's effect on Spurlock's well-being and the fast food industry's corporate influence on the public. The reason behind this documentary was the increasing percentage of obesity throughout the United States society as well as the then current lawsuit against McDonald's on behalf of two overweight girls. After the airing of this film, McDonald's discontinued the Super Size option six weeks after the movie's premiere, as well as began emphasis on healthier item menus.

Creator

Morgan Spurlock

Date

2004

Source

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTYyOTk4MjIxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzk1NTUyMQ@@._V1_.jpg

Rights

The photograph/film poster of Super Size Me, depicting main character, Morgan Spurlock, eating McDonalds.

Source: Super Size Me. (2012, October 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://bit.ly/RgKA72

Publisher

Morgan Spurlock

Contributor

Morgan Spurlock

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

English

Type

Film

Identifier

Super Size Me, Documentary, Movies, McDonalds, Fast Food, Obesity, Public Health

Coverage

United States

Files

imdbssm.jpg

Reference

Morgan Spurlock, Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock, 2004

Cite As

Morgan Spurlock, “Super Size Me,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 14, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/544.