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Movies About Trichotillomania
There are only a couple movies about trichotillomania and I listed them here along with some other films that feature characters with trichotillomania.
I haven’t seen all these movies because they look scary, but that’s me.
The first two movies are documentaries about trichotillomania and the rest of the films listed are people whose characters have a hair pulling disorder.
I’m not really sure I appreciate the role that some of the characters in the movies with trichotillomania have, but again, maybe its just me.
Can You Think Of Any Movies About Trichotillomania That I Missed?
This is by far the most popular of all the movies about trichotillomania because it’s actually about people who have this hair pulling disorder.
It’s a documentary that follows 7 different people with trichotillomania.
The film follows their struggles to fit in and what it feels like to have a hair pulling disorder.
It’s about overcoming life’s challenges and learning to accept yourself for who you are.
It’s also available at the iTunes store.
2. Bad Hair Life
It’s an in depth look at what it’s like to have a hair pulling disorder and the different stages one goes through to cope with it.
It’s very honest and real, it doesn’t hold back.
Living with trichotillomania is hard, there’s a shameful embarrassment that goes with having it.
It’s a short movie, only about an hour.
It’s the winner of two awards and it’s fairly inexpensive on TLC’s website.
3. Starry Eyes
This horror film is about a girl who has trichotillomania.
The movie isn’t really about trichotillomania but I thought I would mention it since the girl does have it.
Not exactly the portrayal of TTM that I find tasteful and worth watching.
The cover was so hideous I didn’t even want to post it here.
The main character has her heart set on being a Hollywood movie star, hence the name “Starry Eyes” and she’ll do just about anything to get her dreams from what it appears.
So yea.. there’s that movie.
4. Young Adult
This is probably the second most popular movie when people think about trichotillomania because of the popularity of the character.
Charliz Theron plays Mavis Gary, a woman who returns to her hometown to marry her ex, but she’s also a woman that has trichotillomania.
There are two scenes in this film that feature trichotillomania.
In one scene Mavis Gary’s sitting on her bed searching her head and finds the perfect hair and plucks it out.
She then looks at the strand and the root and lays it next to her where she actually has a collection of them she pulled earlier.
There’s another part in the movie where Theron’s character goes to pull her hair out at the table but her parents interrupt.
Her dad asks her if she still does that while her mom says something about how pretty her hair is.
The whole movie has nothing to do with trich, but the fact that the character has it is pretty rare and worth mentioning!
5. Creep 2
The main character played by Mark Duplass mentions that he suffers from TTM in the movie but how he got it is an interesting twist..
He’s a serial killer that absorbs part of the identity of the people he kills.
He killed a man with tricholtillomania and then he got it.
Kinda interesting? I thought so.
Definitely worth mentioning because you don’t hear about many movies where the characters have a hair pulling disorder, right?
6. Friend Request
This is another horror flick that features a character with trichotillomania.
The main character befriends a lonely girl named Ma Rina (played by Liesl Ahlers) who has trichotillomania.
The two meet on social media (Facebook) and the friendship goes bad pretty quick, resulting in the death of the main characters closest friends.
Sorry for the spoiler alert but the girl with trich dies at the end.
I’m all for awareness but probably not in a psychopath, you know?
7. ABC News 20/20 Hair Pulling Story
This is nothing more than a 20/20 episode on hair pulling that can be watched online.
You have to watch an ad before it comes on, sorry, but it is free and pretty interesting.
If I find more movies, films or documentaries about trichotillomania, I will post them here and add to the list.