A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It chronicles the life of a young trans teen who is reaching adulthood and making decisions about what she wants in life. Family, friendship, and self-acceptance are themes. The social stigmas and politics surrounding trans rights are discussed from a very personal point of view.
Positive Role Models
The Noury family is very supportive of Jane and her journey. Jane also has supportive friends.
Jane identifies as transgender; other trans individuals are featured in some episodes. Some featured classmates are Black. The Nourys are of Syrian descent.
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Violence & Scariness
Suicide is discussed. Jane is shown in pain post-surgery.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Jane discusses having body dysphoria. On occasion she wears tight or skin revealing clothes.There are discussions about vaginas, but no genitalia is shown. Flirting with boys and dating are themes.
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Words like "bitch" and "crap" and curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Apple computers are visible, and Slay Modeling Agency is featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Always Jane is a positive docuseries about a trans teen who is entering adulthood. It contains some mature themes, like body dysmorphia, suicide, and acceptance, as well as positive messages about the importance of family and friendship. There's cursing, references to flirting and dating, and brief conversations about female genitalia (but no nudity). Social stigmas associated with the trans community are addressed.
Is It Any Good?
The heartfelt and emotional TV documentary features teenager Jane Noury recording herself, and those around her, during a period of immense change in her life. She shares her thoughts and feelings about things ranging from getting her hair cut and hanging out with friends, to concerns about being accepted as a trans woman once she's out on her own. Conversations with her family and friends reveal how Jane's transition has impacted them, and their hopes for her future success and happiness. Granted, some of these conversations feel a little too long, and at times seem repetitive. Nonetheless, Always Jane offers a positive conversation about a young woman's passage into adulthood, and the strength, love, and support she has to live her life honestly.
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