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‘Suffering is nothing to be afraid of’: Jennifer Fox on turning her childhood abuse into devastating drama

With new film The Tale, the director has unflinchingly examined a painful episode from her own past, and in the process made an essential #MeToo movieAfter 30 years directing documentaries, Jennifer Fox was a specialist in the truth. Yet, she had been lying to herself since her 40-year-old track coach took her virginity when she was 13. An older, powerful adult man and a pubescent girl is textbook child abuse, but for much of Fox’s life, she explains, she waved off their evenings together as “my first relationship”. Related: The...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 24 May