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Consenting Adult (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 February 1985 (USA)
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tess Lynd
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Ken Lynd
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Jeff Lynd
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Margie
Ben Piazza ...
Dr. Mark Waldo
John Terlesky ...
Pete Roberts
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Claire (as Corinne Michaels)
Matthew Laurance ...
Nate
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Stu
Richard Sargent ...
Pat Malone
Thomas Peacocke ...
Dr. Daniels
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Sue Wister (as Moira Walley)
Jeff Irvine ...
Hank
Dave Sayer ...
Counterman
Rebecca Staples ...
Maribel
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, leaving behind a mother, her son and his friend to work those things out Jeff and his Dad had never the courage to talk about. Written by Christian Fieres <chris@waldfee.psycho.de>

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Ken Lynd: All right Pat. Just one picture.
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This was a Good Coming Out Drama!
3 May 1999 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 1985 when it premiered on television. Marlo Thomas plays Tess Lynd a mother whose son announces that he is gay. Tess' husband is not accepting of the son and a battle ensues. Tess is torn between the love of her son and her husband. Marlo Thomas gives a great performance!! I was a bit shocked though, parts of this film are pretty risque for the time and television! I can remember vividly how the viewer almost was part of the sexual activity the son was having, but it was done tastefully. I recommend this film!


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