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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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Lee Rose

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Lee Rose
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV | Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Verdade Sobre Jane See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Trivia

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 »

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

Jimmy: Honey, I'm black and I'm gay. They hate me way more than they'll hate you.
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Connections

References The Children's Hour (1961) See more »

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The frightful experience of coming out
19 August 2000 | by mermattSee 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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