Parents' Guide to

Always Jane

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Heartfelt trans teen docuseries has cursing, mature themes.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

An Authentic Family

It's been a long time since I have seen a family portrayed in an authentic way. Here are the Nourys. Just a regular family raising kids in New Jersey. One of their daughters just happens to be transgender. But the story is so much more than that. It's about loving your children and letting them discover their purpose in life. It's so well made. Kudos to director Jonathan C. Hyde.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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