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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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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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The high school scenes of this movie were done at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, Az See more »

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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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Jimmy: Honey, I'm black and I'm gay. They hate me way more than they'll hate you.
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References The Children's Hour (1961) See more »

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Touching, but tries too hard to make its point
7 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie has some very touching moments but it tries far too hard to make a point rather then allow the story and characters to develop on their own. By the end you wonder if you have been watching an educational film commissioned by PFLAG or some other self-help group for gay people.

It was made two years after the release of Lukas Moodysson's astonishing "Show me Love" which also deals with a love affair between two teenage girls of different social backgrounds, the homophobic behaviour of classmates and the reaction of the seemingly liberal and supportive parents of one of the girls. I wonder if the director was aware of Moodysson's work? I fear this film suffers badly by comparison.


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