Jane Fonda has been a lot of things over the years, but now she is enjoying simply being herself. HBO premiered the award-winning, Susan Lacy documentary Jane Fonda In Five Acts on September 24, 2018, and the response was huge. Born into Hollywood, her father Henry Fonda was one of the most beloved actors of his time. One might think that Jane Fonda grew up in a world of luxury and privilege. The truth was far from a fairy tale and Jane Fonda is candid about the suffering she experienced as a child. She also carefully explores the inner-workings of how her childhood and teen years influenced many of the choices she made throughout her life.
Jane Fonda In Five Acts is a deeply intimate look at one of Hollywood’s most iconic women. Yes, Jane Fonda is controversial, but she is also a trailblazer and has broken down many walls to get where she is today. And beyond anything, Jane Fonda has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most resilient actresses. Despite whatever she has faced, regardless of the cause, she continues to rise up, head held high and carry on. Not only does she do it with style and grace, but she wins awards as well.
Jane Fonda has been nominated for seven Oscars and won two. In 1972 she won best actress for Klute and won the same category again in 1979 for Coming Home.
Fonda turns 81 in December and continues to find herself working in the award-winning Netflix series Grace and Frankie and even reunited with Robert Redford in 2017 for the romantic film Our Souls At Night.
There is early speculation that Jane Fonda In Five Acts will be another awards-contender during the next season.
Jane Fonda calls her mother's suicide one of the defining moments of her life.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 20, 2018
It takes a lot of strength and courage to not only examine your life and criticize mistakes you’ve made, but to share that journey of self-discovery and reflection with the public. That is one area where Jane Fonda has always proved herself to be one of Hollywood’s bravest women.
Whether discussing her marriages, her time spent in Hanoi, Vietnam, her marriages, children, mother’s suicide, relationship with her father, her eating disorder and being the 80’s health guru or aging in Hollywood, one thing that remains is Jane Fonda’s honesty.
You will find that Jane Fonda In Five Acts is no exception. The actress, feminist, and writer delivers a brutally raw, powerful and unique look into the woman she is today through Susan Lacy’s spellbinding film.
If you haven’t seen Jane Fonda In Five Acts, it is available for viewing on HBO on demand as well as all of HBO’s platforms.