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Jane Street (1997)

Brian moves to Manhattan and takes on two lesbian roommates, who intend to become pregnant with as little male participation as possible, a project complicated by the trio's love lives and improvisations needed to stay housed in Manhattan.

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Charles Merzbacher
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Credited cast:
Mark Berlin Mark Berlin ... Brian
Kevin Carroll ... Ty
Carl Garrison Carl Garrison ... Spence the Fence
Carl Garrison Carl Garrison ... Spence the fence
Jane Jensen ... Corinne
Christa Kirby Christa Kirby ... Suzanne
Anthony Leone Anthony Leone ... Randy
Camille Mazurek ... Laughing Realtor (as Camille Wiedorn)
Charles Merzbacher Charles Merzbacher ... Red
Ray Nedzel Ray Nedzel ... Steve (as Raymond Nedzel)
Kristen Saven Kristen Saven ... Patrice
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Brian is moving to Manhattan, the "other" gay Mecca. He had planned on staying with friends, small time robbers, but complications arise before he can get settled in. Brian, who tried his hand at robbery himself, remembers finding a vacant loft apartment and decides to move into it without consulting with the owners. He takes on a lesbian roommate, Corinne, and discovers that she and her lover intend for her to become pregnant with as little male participation as possible. The story concerns the trio's love lives, the progress of the "pregnancy project," and the improvisations needed for them to stay housed in Manhattan.

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A provocative new comedy about three roommates and a loaded turkey baster.

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Engaging Independent Film
26 May 2004 | by AFGiantSee all my reviews

I was drawn to "Jane Street" by the intriguing premise: "What if a provincial young man from a small town moved to New York City and ended up living with a lesbian couple who was trying to conceive a baby?". I was not disappointed. The film is fun, entertaining and thought-provoking all at the same time.

While the film was likely shot on a very low-budget, it has outstanding and very watchable young actors, particularly the captivating Jane Jensen. The story flows logically and builds nicely along its twisted course. The film is refreshing in that the director allows viewers to make their own decisions about what's right and wrong with society's attitudes instead of force-feeding a particular point of view.

"Jane Street" is billed as a comedy and while there were many funny moments the writer/director certainly had a lot on his mind. Dram/Com would be my take.

I recommend "Jane Street" as good fun. The current debate over gay/lesbian family/marriage rights makes this film timely with its slyly comic insight into the destructive effects of deep-rooted prejudice.


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