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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Janice
... Jane
... Ms. Lynn Walcott
... Beth
... Jimmy (as RuPaul Charles)
... Ned
... Robert
... Taylor
Kacy Clark ... Brad
Mark Siegel ... Doctor
Erika Moore ... Jane, age 9
... Kate
Kenny McKeon ... Grant
Michelle Lane ... Betsy
... 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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7 August 2000 (USA)  »

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A Verdade Sobre Jane  »

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

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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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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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Eerily Familiar and Unbelievably Real
3 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Did these guys have microphones in the wall when I came out to my parents? This movie was so similar to my own coming out experience that it was downright creepy in places. Some of Stockard Channing's lines were almost exactly what my own mother said verbatim!

So, in my book, this movie gets a 15 out of 10 for realism because, hey, I lived it. What more can I say. It's like they made a movie of my coming out experience and Ellen Muth played me.

About the movie itself, the acting was great; the plot was well laid out and strong and the characters were wonderfully believable. This movie is a 100% must see for teenage lesbians and their parents.


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