Laura Dern stars as Jennifer Fox, a documentary filmmaker who digs into her own sexual abuse, in HBO’s upcoming original film The Tale.
Coming off a strong showing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the movie follows Jennifer as she’s compelled to re-examine her past and her first sexual relationship that she had at 13, after her mother uncovers one of her childhood stories.
Through an adult understanding and childhood flashbacks, the film explores contradictory perspectives and the power of memories. It focuses on how Jennifer’s horseback riding instructor (Elizabeth Debicki) and running coach (Jason Ritter) conspired to take her virginity through a relationship that she remembers as beautiful and special.
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The Tale also stars Isabelle Nélisse (The Strain), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), John Heard (Living Among Us), with Common (The Chi) and Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards).
It premieres May 26 on HBO.
Laura Dearn will headline PromaxBDA The Conference 2018, from June 11 - 14 at the New York Hilton Midtown.