Consenting Adult Poster

Release Date: 1985

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Young Jeff Lynd (Barry Tubb) is a college student struggling to come to terms with his budding homosexuality. He makes the brave decision to come out to his conservative parents, father Ken (Martin Sheen) and mother Tess (Marlo Thomas). Ken, in poor health and set in his ways, can't accept the news, and distances himself from his son. Meanwhile, well-intentioned Tess, believing her son's "condition" is curable, sends Jeff to be examined by psychiatrists.

Cast: Marlo Thomas, Martin Sheen, Barry Tubb, Talia Balsam, Ben Piazza, Corinne Camacho

Director: Gilbert Cates

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Small town, Mother, Transformation, Love, Father, 1980s, Emotional, Son, Moving, Sister


Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television