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  • Summary: Profiles of three LGBT teenagers are the focus of this MTV special based on the The It Gets Better Project begun by Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller.
  • Genre(s): Talk & Interview
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  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 21, 2012
    80
    It's a sensitive, one-hour portrait of three teens: one gay, one lesbian, one transgender.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 21, 2012
    75
    A single film about three young people won't, by itself, make a universal happy ending for every troubled LGBT kid in the United States. But it's doing its job if it reaches just one of them.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 21, 2012
    70
    The kids' concerns and apprehensions feel poignant and real.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 21, 2012
    60
    The premise of It Gets Better, that life improves dramatically after high school for gay teenagers, is tempered by the tacit acknowledgement that before then, it can get pretty bad.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 22, 2012
    58
    MTV's documentary series "True Life" has walked this territory before with far more compelling subjects.
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