Tru Loved

Tru Loved

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Director: Stewart Wade

Cast: Najarra Townsend, Bruce Vilanch, Matthew Thompson

     
 
Uprooted from her comfortable San Francisco home and transplanted to a generic Southern California suburb by her two well-meaning moms, open-minded high-school sophomore Tru despairs at being surrounded by close-minded football players and air-headed Paris Hilton wannabes until she gets the idea to combat small-town intolerance by

Overview

Uprooted from her comfortable San Francisco home and transplanted to a generic Southern California suburb by her two well-meaning moms, open-minded high-school sophomore Tru despairs at being surrounded by close-minded football players and air-headed Paris Hilton wannabes until she gets the idea to combat small-town intolerance by co-founding a local chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Life in her new town isn't easy, so in order to fend off boredom, Tru frequently escapes into fantasy. But whether she's retreating into a picture-perfect, Leave It to Beaver-style household with two mothers and two fathers or dancing in the streets West Side Story-style, Tru's depressive new surroundings always remain the same once she's snapped back to reality. When the star quarterback at her new high school begins paying special attention to Tru, her initial elation is soon tempered by the revelation that he's actually just another closet case in search of a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Though Tru is at first frustrated by the prospect of putting on a false front in order to protect the athlete's true sexuality, she decides to address the homophobic attitudes of her new classmates directly by opening a local chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance. As the movement begins to gain steam, however, Tru is forced to reconcile her unguarded position on sexual orientation with the private pledge she has made to her closeted classmate.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/2010
UPC:
0741952675891
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
1:44:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Najarra Townsend Tru
Bruce Vilanch Daniel
Matthew Thompson Lodell
Alec Mapa Mr. Bushnell
Jasmine Guy Cynthia
Alexandra Paul Leslie
Cynda Williams Lisa
Jane Lynch Ms. Maple
David Kopay Himself
Ellie Gerber Rhonda
Nichelle Nichols Lo's Grandmother
Elaine Hendrix Ms. Muller
Jake Abel Trevor
Tye Olson Walter
Joseph Julian Soria Manuel
Marcia Wallace Mrs. Wallace
Vernon Wells Coach Wesley
Jenn Shagrin Adrienne
Shani Pride Tiffany
Peter Bedard Dom
Thomas Saunders Emmett
Jennifer Riker Nurse Bette
Tony Brown Principal Velasquez
Scott Presley Belle Aire
Howard Booth Joe
Bryan Erickson Roberto
Morgan Early Punk Girl
Jay Costelo Pierced Guy

Technical Credits
Stewart Wade Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James J. Agazzi Production Designer
David Avallone Editor,Producer
Eric Borsum Executive Producer
Antonio Brown Producer
Barry Coffing Musical Direction/Supervision
Elaine Hendrix Co-producer
Darren Iverson Executive Producer
Marjorie Margolis Executive Producer
S. Eugene Margolis Executive Producer
Eric Miller Executive Producer
Gary Snow Executive Producer
Howard Wexler Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tru Loved
1. Tru [7:09]
2. Movies [6:07]
3. Meet the Parents [8:10]
4. Advise [8:16]
5. Alliance [12:19]
6. Play Ball [4:26]
7. No Easy Way [9:10]
8. Jealous [6:27]
9. Dad - Uncle [10:52]
10. Ashamed [8:51]
11. Commited [9:57]
12. Dance [4:00]
13. Boyfriend [1:21]
14. Outtakes/Credits [6:30]

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Tru Loved 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
billysides More than 1 year ago
Done as a light comedy, while dealing with serious subject matter, this was a very worthwhile and valuable movie. I enjoyed it very much, as did those all around me. It was done with both serious straight on acting and also tongue in cheek comedic acting, which somehow balanced out well - a perfect fit! The lead actress who played Tru was just wonderful. She was so natural and real. All the young actors were wonderful and played their parts perfectly. -- Our big stars of the future! ( I'm serious!!) Those who played their parts just slightly over the top, as their parts were clearly meant to be, were fabulous. They made it fun and kept it all rolling along. There it all was - the social struggles of high school, the foolishness of our actions in those years of growing and finding ourselves - the pain and cruelty and strength and kindness and sadness and young love and yearning --- and, and, and -- . Personally, I could have done without the fantasy scenes; I found them okay, but unnecessary and somewhat distracting, however in talking with others that were there, they loved those scenes, so who's to say. All in all, the cast was fantastic, the subject matter timeless and always important in our growth, and --very entertainingly presented. Well done.
HonestyRox More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!