Jamie Foxx Applauds His Daughter Corinne’s New Endometriosis Documentary: ‘You Will Be Blown Away’

Jamie Foxx is a really happy parent. The Oscar-winning actor shared a photo on Instagram of his eldest daughter Corinne, who had the premiere of her new documentary this past weekend.

The story of multiple women with endometriosis, a disorder of the reproductive system in which tissue resembling the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, is told in Corinne’s movie Below the Belt. Endo, as it is frequently abbreviated, presents with a variety of symptoms, including painful menstrual cycles, sex pain or discomfort, and problems conceiving.

One of the reasons Corinne wanted to spotlight this issue in her documentary was that she herself has endometriosis. The 28-year-old actress and director posted a moving video of her endo journey earlier this week on Instagram, showing her from her initial surgery for “a illness [she] had scarcely heard of” in 2018 to walking the red carpet for the premiere of Below the Belt.

She wrote, “[This is] a complete circle moment for me.”

Endometriosis is thought to afflict between two and ten percent of American women between the ages of 25 and forty. However, due to symptoms that are similar to those of ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the disorder is frequently misinterpreted as those conditions. Endo symptoms are occasionally even ignored by healthcare professionals as having a bad menstruation.

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Jane Fonda Opens Up About Overcoming Eating Disorders: It Was Really, Really Hard. According to the movie’s synopsis, “Below the Belt reveals widespread issues in our healthcare systems through the personal & inspiring experiences of four patients desperately seeking answers to perplexing ailments.” The movie “shows how often women are disregarded, disbelieved, and dismissed through the prism of endometriosis.”

Corinne has joined a growing list of famous people who have spoken publicly about their experiences with endometriosis. One of the first female celebrities to promote endo awareness was Emmy-nominated producer and television host Padma Lakshmi, who revealed in 2015 that it took her a startling 23 years to receive a diagnosis. In 2009, Lakshmi also contributed to founding the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Lena Dunham, the star and creator of the television series Girls, has also spoken out about her battle with the illness and her choice to have a hysterectomy at the age of 31 in order to relieve her symptoms.

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