Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)

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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »

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 Melanie (3 episodes, 1990)
Emily Aston ...
 Small Jess (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mrs. Arkwright (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Miss Jewsbury (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Jess (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Pastor Finch (3 episodes, 1990)
Freda Dowie ...
 Mrs. Green (3 episodes, 1990)
Peter Gordon ...
 William (3 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Hicks ...
 Cissy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mother (3 episodes, 1990)
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 May (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Doctor (3 episodes, 1990)
Margery Withers ...
 Elsie (2 episodes, 1990)
Sharon Bower ...
 Mrs. Vole (2 episodes, 1990)
Katy Murphy ...
 Mrs. Virtue (2 episodes, 1990)
Sophie Thursfield ...
 Jess's real mother (2 episodes, 1990)
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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A narancs nem az egyetlen gyümölcs  »

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Disturbing, thought-provoking story of a lesbian girl raised by religious zealots.
18 May 1999 | by (Newark, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Well-acted, sometimes touching, sometimes shocking, story of a young English woman's coming of age and coming to terms with her lesbianism.

Her homophobic parents oppress her unmercifully, but she makes some friends who help her thru her crises to become a strong person. Definitely worth a look!


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