Meat the Leekes discusses themes of isolation, despair, pressure, and mental illness. It is a tense and uncomfortable portrait of an idyllic and aspirational family life gone stale, and the now vacuous and toxic relationships that remain within. It’s commonplace that the families we grow up with, the people we see every day, can be total strangers to us. Unsupported, unloved, barely a word spoken. Simply existing, merely surviving, eternally treading water, people live their whole lives this way. In this instance it became too much to bear, and the pressure of making a success of oneself becomes a catalyst for catastrophe.