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The Truth About Jane (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 7 August 2000
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 overview, first billed only:
Jimmy (as RuPaul Charles)
Kacy Clark ...
Mark Siegel ...
Erika Moore ...
Jane, age 9
Kenny McKeon ...
Michelle Lane ...


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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7 August 2000 (USA)  »

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A Verdade Sobre Jane  »

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This movie is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Shepard. Two years later, Stockard Channing also starred in the TV movie The Matthew Shepard Story. See more »


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 »


Jimmy: Honey, I'm black and I'm gay. They hate me way more than they'll hate you.
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References Mystery Men (1999) See more »

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25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film opened my eyes to the very difficult problems that people have to face whether they are young, old, Moms and Dads, daughters and sons who LOVE LIFE AND EACH OTHER in a different way than the average man or woman. This world is full of hate and evil, but we must remember that GOD is LOVE and no human beings can ever stand between anyone who loves each other. Stockard Channing(Janice),"Anything Else",'03 gave a great performance as a mother who had a hard time trying to accept the fact that her daughter was Gay. Ellen Muth(Jane),"A Gentleman's Game,"'01, was the daughter who discovered she had great love to offer, not only for her family but other woman. Ellen Muth gave a great performance and I am sure we will be seeing a great deal of her talents in the future. Kelly Rowan(Ms.Lynn Walcott),"Jet Boy",'01, was a great English teacher and helped Ellen Muth grow to accept her strong feelings. If you want to see a great honest and down to earth film about being GAY, and all the emotional pain that goes through coming out of the CLOSET, this is a film for people who want to be OPEN MINDED !

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