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How FX's 'A Teacher' Highlights Power Dynamics in Sexual Abuse

The new show “A Teacher” on FX on Hulu takes on the subject of sexual grooming and illicit relations between a high school English teacher and her senior student. The series appears to be loosely based upon the 2013 independent movie by the same name directed by Hannah Fidell, who also executive produces the series. It follows the story of Claire, a new English teacher at a Texas high school, who forms a close relationship with high school senior Eric after he seeks her help in tutoring him for the SAT exams. The chemistry between the two is immediately apparent and evolves into a romantic relationship by the third episode.

The plot line follows the struggling marriage between Claire and her husband and her apparent underlying trauma

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