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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jane: [Jimmy answers the door and see's Jane] I've got a problem, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Come on in.
[Jane comes inside and they both sit down]
Jimmy: All right... tell me what it is.
Jane: My mom recieved this anonymous phone call from a person who said that they saw me kissing a girl and when she asked me about it I told her it wasn't true.
Jimmy: Okay, you lost me. It doesn't sound like you have a problem.
Jane: ...but I lied to her. I DID kiss a girl. And I slept with a girl.
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References The Children's Hour (1961) See more »

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The frightful experience of coming out
19 August 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is based on some stilted or manipulated situations, especially those involving the glib wisdom dispensed by Jane's teacher and friends. In fact, the teacher is merely a plot device, showing up as a "deus ex machina" at exactly the right moments to help Jane.

But the plight of coming out is well portrayed and genuine.

The feeling that "no where is safe" is the terror experienced by many homosexuals, especially teens. It is good that a TV-movie like this, as pat as it is, was broadcast on Lifetime, the cable network aimed at women. I believe women can overcome the fear of homosexuality better than men who have been indoctrinated into the macho myth that fosters homophobia.


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