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    Star of ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Bedazzled’ Bravely Faces Painful Past

    The quiet courage of Brendan Fraser’s #MeToo moment is powerfully presented here. We see a familiar pattern of what it feels like to try to diminish your experience in an attempt to move forward; how difficult it is to speak publicly and feel safe; why even when you know your truth, there’s still so much complexity to navigate. It calls to mind something so important Samantha Bee once said on her show: “It doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t have to ruin your life to be worth speaking out about.”

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