The Truth About Jane (2000)

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A teenager going through the typical traumas of adolescence has to confront an especially big hurdle in this made-for-TV drama. Jane (Ellen Muth) is a seemingly typical 15-year-old high school student; she's popular at school, does well in her classes, and has a good relationship with her parents, Janice (Stockard Channing) and Robert (James Naughton). Despite all this, Jane has always felt as if she's different in some way from the other kids at school, though she's not sure how. When Taylor (Alicia Lagano) moves into town and transfers into the same school as Jane, the two girls become fast friends. Before long, Jane and Taylor are inseparable, and Jane senses this is not an ordinary friendship; one night, Jane kisses Taylor, and Jane finally comes to the realization that she's attracted to women and has fallen in love with Taylor. While Jane and Taylor are happy together, Jane now faces the responsibility of telling her family that she's a lesbian, and her parents are not readily accepting of this news. The Truth About Jane features RuPaul in a rare dramatic role as Jimmy, a close friend of Janice who is also a gay man.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Studio:
Hearst Entertainment & Syndication

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Cast

Ellen Muth
as Jane
Alicia Lagano
as Taylor
Kelly Rowan
as Ms. Walcott
RuPaul
as Jimmy
Kacy Clark
as Brad
Mark Siegel
as Doctor
Erika Moore
as Jane (age 9)
Amy Davidson
as Elizabeth
Lillie Richardson
as Dr. Sanders
Robert Harvey
as Mr. Anderson
Molly Schaffer
as Margaret
Lucky Hayes
as Dorothy
Terey Summers
as Lorraine
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Audience Reviews for The Truth About Jane

I really liked this one. It hit on how often when coming out to other people, they think of themselves and how it effects them. Rather than how it is for the person going through it.

LaShawnna Amos
LaShawnna Amos

I remember seeing this movie on Lifetime when I was teenager...this movie is a pretty good depiction of coming out to parents and teachers while still in high school. And Jane is pretty hot too, so that helps.

BuGG R
BuGG R

it's a really touching story about a lesbian and her own mother coudn't accept her for who she really was

amanda van alphen
amanda van alphen

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