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This harrowing documentary chronicles the decade long trials and emotional traumas incurred by a gay Michigan man, Stephen Matthews, and his straight father, Melvin Matthews, who were wrongfully accused by Stephen's ex-girlfriend and her homophobic boyfriend of molesting Stephen's son. Despite the fact that there was no physical evidence (although accusations included the torturous use of a machete), both Stephen and Melvin Matthews were sentenced to 35 years in jail. A chlamydia test which swayed the jury, was later revealed to give false positive results and lacks forensic value for use in sexual abuse cases. Eventually released from incarceration on this fact, both men went into the world to find that the prosecution wanted to put them on trial again.

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  • Directors: Nonny de la Peña
  • Writers: Nonny de la Peña
  • Producers: Nonny de la Peña, Alberta Chu, Amy Sommer, Dan Gifford, Diana Zock
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Vanguard Cinema
  • DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006LPH1
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,597 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Jaundiced Eye" on IMDb

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ethan on March 5, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I have always felt that the production company of Amy Sommer (Academy Award nominee for Waco; The Rules of Engagement) would be better and more accurately represented if it was called Eternal Vigilance Productions. Because every time I see one of her works I am reminded that that is the price of all freedom, both personal and civil. She, once again, and director Nonny de la Pena, along with the rest of their crew, have raised the form of documentary film from Shark Week on the discovery channel, back to the unblinking eye that should always be searching out the truth, however unpleasant, so that justice and not popular opinion can be seen. "The Jaundiced Eye" is another sterling example of that tradition.
This amazingly shown story of two me, wrongfully imprisoned for child molestation, shows us not only the devastating effect of homophobia on our justice system but also the bias that we as a country still feel toward those of an alternative life style.
Stephen Mathews, a gay man from Michigan, and Melvin Mathews, his straight father, were both sentenced to 35 years in prison when Stephen's ex-wife and, then, live-in boyfriend convinced Stephen's son to claim that he had been molested and tortured by the two men. They were convicted with no physical evidence, represented by an attorney who really didn't seem all that interested in performing his duties and forgotten by the community.
This film follows their later appeal and subsequent reintroduction to a society that, despite their proven innocence, still seemed uninterested or incapable of accepting them back into it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Robinson on November 21, 2006
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This is just an amazing story and one I think everyone should see no matter whether they are gay or straight. The idea that one can be imprisoned on such flemsey evidence is shocking at best but a let down with the legal system and I guess society in general.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Victoria J. Dennison on July 5, 2014
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It was certainly true that those accused were falsely accused of the crime. It was a horrible thing. One matter that wasn't explored in any depth was the young son who made the accusations. It is a terrible thing to coax a child into lying about such a heinous crime and that avenue should have been explored with more depth. The therapists, the step-father and any other person who spent time with the child should have been thoroughly checked out. During that period of time a witch hunt did occur, it was the implanting of false memories. Many people who were accused had their lives ruined because of this. Now, people are more cautious in their accusations especially accusations brought to light through a therapists session. It has been proven that false memories can play a major role in the accusations.

As far as I am concerned the center of the story should have focused on the well-being of the child. For the hatred he was taught towards his Father and Grandfather is truly a handicap to his emotional health.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John J. Meyers, M.D. on October 14, 2014
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Good reminder of the horrifying damage inflicted on totally innocent people by community hysteria and its encouragement by "professionals" who are untrained and unknowledgable about child psychology as it functions in the investigation of child sexual abuse.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jen Jen on December 21, 2010
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Very sad, these are my blood relatives.. My family was greatly affected by this whole ordeal as well and contributed time, money, and love.RIP Great Grandpa and Grandpa M.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brando on September 24, 2014
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I have strong feelings about homosexuality but never to the extent that a father should be taken away from his son. It seems that is what has been successfully accomplished by a shocked selfish mother and her new influential boyfriend. I think their scheme has set a new low of depravity, and it's pathetic how many people jumped on board.
As unfortunate as the whole situation is, It appears the father and son have gone through a very life altering journey only to be better for it in some ways personally. I was impressed with the obvious changes in their character during the end, especially the Grandfather. The real true victim is the child with having a constant negative influence by these conspirators, who whether they thought they were morally justified or not, have committed such a deplorable act that their futures will never be enlightened and their souls forever in question. God will protect the child and one day he will be enlightened to the true evil that surrounds him.
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