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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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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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The gay experience
6 July 2002 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I managed to see this Lifetime movie dealing with teenage homosexuality. I am a huge fan of movies dealing with homosexuality but I think this movie painted an unrealistic picture of what many gay teens have to deal with. Unlike Jane's parents, most parents of gay kids will not attend PFLAG meetings, will not have friends that they know are gay, and will not stand side by side with their kids as they deal with their children's attraction for people of the same sex. In a way I think it devalues how tortuous it is for a kid dealing with a person's coming out process in their life when almost the majority of coming out experiences are downright bad. Still, it's hard to dislike Stockard Channing, and I think she did well under the circumstances that the script presented, and I think a film like this must be seen in the context of how television is just beginning to make movies that address homosexuality. In that way, I give this film credit for at least addressing some of the difficulties of coming out.


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