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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.


Lee Rose


Lee Rose
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Janice
Ellen Muth ... Jane
Kelly Rowan ... Ms. Lynn Walcott
Jenny O'Hara ... Beth
RuPaul ... Jimmy (as RuPaul Charles)
Noah Fleiss ... Ned
James Naughton ... Robert
Alicia Lagano ... Taylor
Kacy Clark Kacy Clark ... Brad
Mark Siegel Mark Siegel ... Doctor
Erika Moore Erika Moore ... Jane, age 9
Tiffany Westlie ... Kate
Kenny McKeon Kenny McKeon ... Grant
Michelle Lane Michelle Lane ... Betsy
Amy Davidson ... Elizabeth


Jane (Ellen Muth), 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 (Stockard Channing), struggles with the revelation of her only daughter's sexuality. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One Mother's love...Her daughter's sexuality...and the truth they will face together.


Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The high school scenes of this movie were done at Cesar Chavez High School in Laveen Village, Arizona. 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 »


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. 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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23 June 2002 | by eppystjustSee all my reviews

I recently taped this movie off of Lifetime and as I was watching it, I was amazed at home closely Jane's home and personal experiences reminded me of my own coming out. As I was watching the video, the story was so powerful and personal that I had to turn it off at times to take a moment. The acting in the movie was great. Stockard Channing, as always, proved to be a stunning actress with a stellar performance. The young actress who played Jane, Ellen Muth, proved herself with a hard emotionally demanding dramatic performance. I hope to see more from her in the future. Kelly Rowan, who played the teacher was beautiful as always. Her performance was great, but I agree with with other users that her character was always appearing on the scene at "the right time" a little too much. Overall, I thought the movie was great. A must see for friends and family of all homosexuals. Everyone for that matter. A wonderful Coming Out movie!

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Release Date:

7 August 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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