First Official Trailer for HBO's Documentary 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts'

August 21, 2018
Source: YouTube

Jane Fonda in Five Acts Doc Trailer

"I wanted my life to have meaning." HBO has debuted the full trailer for Susan Lacy's documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and stopped by the Cannes, Biografilm, and Traverse City Film Festivals as well. As the title (sort of) explains, the documentary is a look at the life, work, activism, and controversies of actress & fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda. She has two Oscars, four Golden Globes, and many many other major accolades to her name. Fonda has "lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye." And she's still going strong at 80 years old. It's always nice to enjoy a good doc about someone this talented and outspoken, so jump in.

Here's the official trailer for Susan Lacy's documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, from HBO's YouTube:

Jane Fonda in Five Acts Poster

Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. Directed and produced by Susan Lacy, Jane Fonda in Five Acts is an intimate look at her singular journey… Jane Fonda in Five Acts is directed by American filmmaker Susan Lacy, of the HBO doc Spielberg and exec producer on a number of award-winning documentaries previously including Eames: The Architect & The Painter and Janis: Little Girl Blue. This doc first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. HBO will premiere Lacy's Jane Fonda in Five Acts doc starting on September 24th coming up soon. Who's interested in watching?

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Yeah, a life full of things. But really, I prefer Michael Moore's documentaries since they tell something about the state of things ...

shiboleth on Aug 21, 2018


Thanks Bo, I deferred in my post from saying, which was something I originally intended but didn't want to exaggerate, that this is all for the purpose of boosting her ego and nothing more. I'm almost tired from so many documentaries about strange and not really interested personae into whose ego psychology we should be interested. It doesn't matter whether they are someone historical or not since describing them mostly gives us nothing substantial to think... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 22, 2018


Act 1 - Sit on antiaircraft gun with the Viet Minh in Northern Viet Nam in 1972, spit on soldiers, tell them to confess their crimes while they are being held captive as POW's and fervently offering comfort and aid to the enemy... Quietly, I mutter a curse at her and get up and leave the room...there will be no more Acts for me, Hanoi Jane will always be a traitor to me and pretty much every soldier who served in Viet Nam...her image and path is hers alone and she has no one but to blame but herself. I feel no remorse for disliking this woman so much.

SteadyEddieTX on Aug 21, 2018


First off thank you for your service. Second, I ain't some millennial hack who read online about what she did exclusively. I watched it on the news, read about it in papers and magazines but most of what my opinions are revolve around veterans. See I've volunteered in the American Legion and with VFW for 30+ years and most of what I base my opinion on are on the words of many guys who were 'In Country' in some form or fashion during the War. My Dad also served in the war zone but was never 'In Country'. These are the men who labeled her a traitor for what she did and that coupled of what I've read I'll take their word for it and agree. You may disagree and that's ok too. Based on the conversations I've had and heard, it wasn't her protests on U.S. soil that bothered them the most but the traveling over to the North and doing idiocy and messing with our POW's. But what really pissed them off to the point of no return is when she had a chance to apologize years later (in the 80's) and doubled down on her actions in N. Viet Nam and how righteous her cause was. See for me and them that takes it from childish naivety to another level altogether. Now in her older age she's apologetic but when it counted many years ago she once again mounted that antiaircraft gun and held her ground with Uncle Ho.

SteadyEddieTX on Aug 22, 2018


She may have the best plastic surgery in Hollywood. Was she 80 in these interviews?

DAVIDPD on Aug 21, 2018


wow I already saw this documentary about her.. i think it was called Book Club

Derek NOLA on Aug 21, 2018

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