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The Truth About Jane (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  7 August 2000 (USA)
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A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

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Cast

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Janice
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Jane
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Ms. Lynn Walcott
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Beth
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Jimmy (as RuPaul Charles)
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Ned
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Robert
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Taylor
Kacy Clark ...
Brad
Mark Siegel ...
Doctor
Erika Moore ...
Jane, age 9
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Kate
Kenny McKeon ...
Grant
Michelle Lane ...
Betsy
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Elizabeth
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Jane, a teenager, tries to deal with the realization that she is a lesbian after an intense friendship with another girl leads to her first sexual experience. Jane's mother, Janice, struggles with the revelation of her only daughter's sexuality. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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One Mother's love...Her daughter's sexuality...and the truth they will face together.

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Az igazat Jane-ről  »

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When Jane sits in the living room doing her homework, her brother uses a Sega gamepad, but you hear the sound of a Nintendo and his mother tells him to "turn off the Nintendo". See more »

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Taylor: So, how's therapy?
Jane: Sucks.
Taylor: Do you have to go again?
Jane: Yeah. My mother thinks it'll convert me.
Taylor: Heh. Believe me, if that were true, a lot of queers would flock to therapists. I mean - life would be easier if we were straight.
Taylor: But who wants easy, right? Who wants to fit into this mold? We're trailblazers - unique and to ourselves. We're special.
Jane: Yeah. We're special alright. We can't even go anywhere. Nowhere is safe.
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You don't have to be gay to enjoy this movie!
29 March 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA USA) – See all my reviews

I suspect that only homophobes will be the only ones not enjoying this movie, because they won't be viewing it with an open mind. I'm a single guy and decided to give this movie a chance.

I laughed out loud a few times and even almost cried once. One would think that this movie comes off like an after-school ABC special, but it doesn't patronize in any way. Instead, we learn the plight of a lonely young girl as she goes through the trials & tribulations of being a lesbian. I am amazed at how well the young actress who plays Jane does it so well at such a young age. The movie makes one realize that not all people are the same. Some people are different. But what happens when that different person is your daughter. This opened up my eyes.

Go rent this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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