Director Jennifer Fox has turned the pain and confusion of childhood sexual abuse into ‘The Tale’

Director Jennifer Fox has turned the pain and confusion of childhood sexual abuse into ‘The Tale’

“The story you are about to see is true,” says adult Jennifer (Laura Dern) as the film begins, “as far as I know,” with an emphasis on “I.” (Fox keeps her own name, but other “identifiable details” have been altered.) Heretofore a maker of documentaries (“Beirut: The Last Home Movie,” “My Reincarnation”), in “The Tale” — “based on ‘The Tale,’ by Jenny Fox, Age 13,” a closing credit tells us — Fox here fictionally recounts coming to terms with her sexual abuse by a track coach, Bill (Jason Ritter), attached to “Mrs. G” (Elizabeth Debicki), a champion horsewoman who ran a small riding camp that Jenny attended.

Read More

Recommended For You

About the Author: admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *