Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

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 award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS, an intimate look at her singular journey, debuts MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (8:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT),exclusively on HBO.

The documentary will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

Jane Fonda has been vilified as Hanoi Jane, lusted after as Barbarella and heralded as a beacon of the women's movement. This film goes to the heart of who she really is, a blend of deep vulnerability, magnetism, naiveté and bravery, revealing a life transformed over time.

The documentary draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly about her life and her missteps. She explores the pain of her mother's suicide, her father's emotional unavailability, 30 years of an eating disorder and three marriages to highly visible, yet diametrically opposed, men. JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS also includes interviews with family and friends, as well as rare home movies and verité footage of the 80-year-old Fonda's busy life today at, as she puts it, "the beginning of my last act."

Where "girls" of her generation were raised to be passive and compliant, Fonda has always seemed like very much "her own woman." But her memories reveal the extent to which she was defined and controlled by the desires, ambitions, and fortunes of the powerful men in her life, and how much her own secret insecurities, unresolved anxieties and impulsive actions often prevented her from being the person she aspired to be.

Featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, producer Paula Weinstein and former spouses Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, among others, the first four acts of Fonda's life are named after the four men who shared - and hugely influenced - her personal and professional ambitions. The fifth act is named after Fonda herself, as she finally confronts her demons, reconnects with her family and resumes a successful career as both an actress and an activist, entirely on her own terms.

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Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Times Square Billboard for HBO's JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

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