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The Tale Is a Searing Investigation of Past Abuse

The documentarian Jennifer Fox’s film, debuting on HBO, interrogates an early sexual relationship and the troublesome power of memory.
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“The body remembers everything, it really does,” says the imperious riding teacher Mrs. G (Frances Conroy) to her former student Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern) as the latter guides a horse around its paddock with ease. is a film about how right, and how wrong, that statement is. The real-life Fox, who spent decades as documentary filmmaker, wrote and directed this searing investigation into her own memories of a sexual relationship she had with a grown man when she was 13 years old. , which

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