A look at Farrah Fawcett's film role that helped change domestic abuse laws

"I knew it was going to have a strong impact one way or another...let it be important and let these women benefit from it," Farrah Fawcett said of her role in the 1984 TV-movie "The Burning Bed."
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Clara was going to succeed. And it showed that growth from Charlie's Angels two burning they had in mind god how many actions can really have done burning they. They talk about trying to change in its it was about a true story a woman who had been terrible victim. Up domestic abuse you know the reaction has been. I think why are people surpassed my. But then I got back on the news my work performance in what this means you. Just stripped herself down from the clamor from hair you know I mean she wanted to see her she was really. Fighting with the producers a lot Canada no time. Beacons and they wanted her dad look prettier. And she said she wanted to look worse since she put mashed potatoes and honor to make him. You know I hoped. And I took their all I knew it was strong impact when land and mad because that guitar from that that it be. Important and that these women and that movie that's so shocking and so unusual sports time. That women today remembering them. It caused women to leave their husbands because of a sudden you realize that abuse that's not right. After the burning bed their lives about domestic abuse changed and she was instrumental in getting those laws changed in California.

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