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Phoenix Rising, the new documentary where Evan Rachel Wood explores her abusive relationship with Marilyn Manson and her foray into domestic violence activism, has released its full trailer.

Per HBO, “At age 18, Wood was pursued by then 37-year-old Brian Warner, known to the world as the rock icon Marilyn Manson. In sway to his status, image and persuasive personality, she began a relationship with him that spanned over four years. As the relationship progressed, Wood went from a teenager flattered by his attention, to a young woman terrified of the man who claimed to love her, and she experienced escalating emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Looking back, she recognized a pattern of grooming and control tactics similar to those experienced by other survivors who told their stories of harrowing experiences at the hands of Warner.”

The two-part documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and quickly made headlines after Wood alleged in the film that Manson had raped her on-screen during the filming of the music video for his 2007 single “Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand).” Manson would later deny the accusation.

Phoenix Rising will debut on HBO on back-to-back nights. Part 1, Phoenix Rising: Don’t Fall,” debuts Tuesday, March 15 at 9 PM ET/PT and Part 2, Phoenix Rising: Stand Up debuts Wednesday, March 16 at the same time. Both episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max beginning Tuesday, March 15.

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