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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Robert
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Kacy Clark ...
Brad
Mark Siegel ...
Doctor
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Jane, age 9
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Grant
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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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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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References The Children's Hour (1961) See more »

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Interesting look at the family within the conflict...
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

First, you have to go into this knowing that it's a made for TV movie, and therefor can't go as deeply into the issues that a regular movie could. That said, it's a pretty good movie which mainly focuses on Jane's family. It was really interesting to see Jane's liberal, open-minded mother react negatively to the news that her daughter was gay. Jane's family made a descent from a strong, caring unit into a torn apart mess. This descent happens gradually and was pretty believable. Towards the end of the movie, when the situation is at it's worse, Jane's father asks her mother, "How did we get here?" Unlike many Lifetime movies, where the teenagers seem to go crazy for no good reason, it was easy to see where the family's problems stemmed from and why they were so plagued with drama. The movie isn't perfect by any means, but the acting is strong, the relationships are touching (especially between Jane and her father) and the resolutions are uplifting but more realistic than what you'd be used to seeing on TV movies. Some good performances by Jane's mother, (Stockard Channing), Jane's father, (James Naughton) and Jane herself (Ellen Muth). With an altered "TV movie scale," I'd give it 4/5 stars.


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