Movies and TV shows like Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent.
Style: talky, dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, high school, single parent, lesbian, suburbs, innocence lost, self discovery, coming out, parents and children, teenage love, eccentric family, high school life, suburban life, friendship, teenage life, lgbt teen, lgbt, adoption, religions or cults, gender, love and romance, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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UK
48 min.
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