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The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 April 2006 (USA)
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Jane left gymnastics when an injury killed Olympics hope. Now 43, she gets a chance to perform a demanding "dance" in the air with Serena. The intimate act makes her forget her dead marriage.

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Ned Farr

Writer:

Ned Farr (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dreya Weber ... Jane
Addie Yungmee Addie Yungmee ... Serena
David De Simone ... David
Allison Mackie ... Denise
Mam Smith ... Nicole
Stef Tovar ... Dan
Tricia Small Tricia Small ... Crystal
Paul A. Hicks ... Jimmy (as Paul Hicks)
Jeff Sugarman Jeff Sugarman ... Stan
Kathe Mazur ... Dr. Weiland
Andrew Ableson ... Julian
John Lee Ames ... Q
Amy Lemons ... Sandy
Robert Sean Burke ... Officer (as Robert Burke)
Ronald Drewes Ronald Drewes ... Holt (as Ron Drewes)
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The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting leads sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). Each of them are illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable... A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about ... Written by Emily Teel

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Rise Above.

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Addie Yungmee's character Serena was adopted from South Korea by American parents. In real life, Yungmee was also adopted from South Korea by American parents at the age of two. See more »

Quotes

[Jane has just kissed Serena]
Jane: Wait! I am so sorry. It will not happen again. I'm not gay just so you know.
Serena: Well, I am.
Jane: Oh.
Serena: You thought I was straight?
Jane: I just thought you were beautiful.
Serena: A tourist checking out the scenery.
Jane: No.
Serena: Okay. But you're married and you think you're straight. So, let's just leave it there.
Jane: Okay.
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Soundtracks

The Taxi Ride
from The Speckless Sky
featuring performance by Jane Siberry
Written by Jane Siberry (uncredited)
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Woman finds strength in herself.
15 July 2006 | by julycarlaSee all my reviews

Everyone who worked on this film did an AMAZING job. This is honestly one of the best lesbian films I've seen in a LONG time. The acting, writing, cinematography, music, visuals, everything was top notch. As an avid fan of the genre (both lesbian films and gymnastics), I was so unbelievably pleased by this film. It truly gave me so much more than I expected across the board. Hearing the Q&A with the cast and crew was great, the lead actress has so much positive energy and is so humble and gracious, it's a pleasure to see people who can be talented and not lose sight of what's really important. And the writer did a hell of a job, as well as directing and the editing was awesome. Thanks so much for making a great film! Thanks also for the line about 'if you're going to slap a label on yourself, it would be bisexual'. I'm so tired of movies where characters who have a relationship with both sexes get passed off as gay or straight, it's wonderful to see bisexuals getting recognition for existing and being part of the gay community, and it was nice that labels weren't even necessary at all in this film. What an ending! Just when I thought it couldn't give me more, it did. Beautiful work and my applauds to all. I will spread the word, this is definitely a film not to be missed!


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11 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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