Jennifer Fox's The Tale didn't get the fanfare of a traditional movie premiere, and a quick look at the trailer explains whyThe Tale is the true story of Fox herself coming to terms with her sexual assault as a 13-year-old. It's heartbreaking, disturbing, and often difficult to watch – all of which makes it essential.
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Though it is in many ways the story of what happened, The Tale stands out because it is the story of Fox (portrayed by Laura Dern) realizing what happened, decades later. The director has been emphatic about the fact that this is her story, both to pre-empt critics of its discomfiting nature and to keep these conversations going. Read more...More about Entertainment, Movies, Hbo, Sexual Assault, and Laura Dern