Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit the Movie

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Lesbian coming of age story about young Jess (Coleman), who must escape her evangelical religious upbringing and mother (McEwan) in order to be true to herself. When the teenaged Jess gets a schoolgirl crush on her friend Melanie, the congregation finds out and condemns the girls until Jess finds the strength to break away. Based on the novel by Winsterson, who also wrote the screenplay. Made for TV.

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Available on VHS
Running time 165 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Lesbians, Coming of Age, Religion, Moms
Screenplay
Jeanette Winterson
Cast
Charlotte Coleman, Geraldine McEwan, Cathryn Bradshaw, Kenneth Cranham, Freda Dowie, Richard Henders, Elizabeth Spriggs, Sophie Thursfield
Director
Beeban Kidron
Music
Rachel Portman
Producer
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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