The Tale (A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse)

Did you see the HBO film, The Tale? I haven’t, but I was fascinated by this Fresh Air interview with the filmmaker, Jennifer Fox. It’s a pretty thorough examination of many facets of child sexual abuse (for a radio interview), and while it’s obviously not everyone’s experience of abuse, there are some fascinating revelations about other people’s reactions, the grooming behaviors used, and the filmmakers own complicated feelings about her abusers (there were two–a man and a woman, both coaches). She also speaks at length about language: survivor vs victim. If you’re in the headspace for it, it’s worth listening to the full interview:

 

 

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