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Oranges on DVD,
This review is from: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit [DVD]  (DVD)
When the Television adaptation of Jeanette Winterson’s classic ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’ first hit the BBC in 1990 it was considered revolutionary to portray a lesbian love affair on the terrestrial screen. This is only one aspect of an amazing semi-autobiographical tale.
Jess is adopted into a Pentecostal family in the north of England and learns about life through her mother and her church. When her mother is forced to put Jess into a conventional education Jess finds herself very out of place.
By the time Jess reaches her mid teens she is a strong member within her church often preaching the word of the Lord. Soon she finds herself in conflict again, this time with her family – Jess has fallen in love with another girl.
Jeanette Winterson’s tale is not just a coming out story it is about having the strength to follow your heart and think for yourself.