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Laura Dern has had an absolutely great career in the entertainment industry when it comes to both film and television. She is now on the verge of more success after her seventh Emmy nomination for her lead performance in The Tale. The Tale is an HBO film that deals with sexual abuse and the lasting impact it has and, in an interview with Variety, Laura Dern discussed the film.
One of the things which Laura Dern spoke about to Variety was how The Tale is a movie that goes beyond being a story about sexual abuse:
“The theme beyond sexual abuse I think is the theme of the stories and narratives we tell ourselves and how we re-tell stories perhaps in order to survive them. There’s this scene with Common and I where he refers to me in the fashion of being a victim, and I get very angry and say, ‘I’m not a victim!’ It is in the zeitgeist for people to say they won’t accept abuse of power anymore, but that won’t change if perpetrators continue to use the tool of shaming us…I feel like we’re determined to not be a victimized generation.”
Laura Dern also gave some comments when it came to how thankful she is about the support The Tale has received:
“We know how much this kind of support means in the world of independent film, which [‘The Tale’] started as. When it’s something with profoundly important subject matter, you’re wanting audiences to find they’re way to you, so this kind of support will continue to help people find this story, which seems to be making a great impact on so many people.”
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