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The search for true love by transgender trailer park matriarch Jheri Jones and her two adult sons in Bible Belt Mississippi.
THE JONESES follows the family’s individual journeys to find love. Trevor is a 34 yr old virgin, Brad born with brain damage, and Jheri was formerly their father. As 3 single adults living under one trailerpark roof in small town Mississippi, they’re each ready to find romance.
Spitfire matriarch and “golden girl” Jheri Jones is searching for a good man. FKA Jerry, Jheri changed her name after gender reassignment surgery a few years prior. After initially dismissed by her sons, the passing of Jheri’s ex-wife forced the family back together, helping give them each the confidence to find true love.
Director/Cinematographer: Moby Longinotto
Producer: Aviva Wishnow (“Blank City”)
In Association with Pure Fragment Films
About the Production:
“Nearly two years ago, THE JONESES was created as a short doc for Channel 4 / Britdocs and screened at a handful of film festivals, before British Director Moby Longinotto decided a feature documentary would be needed to tell the intricate story of this very unique family.
“The Joneses are truly a dynamic, heartwarming and slightly dysfunctional family, and the footage I’ve seen reminds me of a modern “Grey Gardens” — if doing comparisons. I know I immediately fell in love with the main ‘character’ Jheri Rae Jones and the rest of her family.” — Moby Longinotto
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