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Just Like a Woman (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 July 1994 (USA)
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Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monica
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Gerald Tilson / Geraldine
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Miles Millichamp
Susan Wooldridge ...
Louisa
Gordon Kennedy ...
C.J.
Ian Redford ...
Tom Braxton
Shelley Thompson ...
Eleanor Tilson
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Akira Watanabe
Jill Spurrier ...
Daphne
Corey Cowper ...
Erika Tilson
Mark Hadfield ...
Dennis
Joseph Bennett ...
Jocelyn
Brooke ...
Linda
Eve Bland ...
Betty
Jeff Nuttall ...
Vanessa
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Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his habit, she misinterprets this and throws him (and the attire) out of their home and marriage. He rents a room in Monica's house, recently divorced and around 50. Their relation- ship evolves from landlady/tenant over friends to lovers. Monica learns about, begins to understand and finally appreciates and supports Gerald- ine, Gerald's alter ego. His transvestitism, a rarely filmed subject, it's ups and downs, is treated with a lot of respect, warmth and humour. Written by Jan-Olov Agren <jan-olov.agren@interact.se>

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She stole his heart. He stole her clothes.

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Come una donna  »

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$78,808 (USA)
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After Gerald and Monica finish having sex he stands up and walks away from the bed. It is briefly seen that he is wearing white boxers, a goof in itself as he was is not seen pulling them on after supposedly finishing intercourse. The scene then cuts to a different angle of him walking away from the bed and he is naked. See more »

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Very sensitively treated taboo...
30 December 2000 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is a very rare example of a movie about transvestitism (of heterosexuals). The film treats the taboo theme so that even a general audience not knowing of transvestitism at all will strongly sympathize with its main character. Adrian Pasdar is very believable as Gerald/Geraldine and shall not be forgot for this brillant acting. The directing of Christopher Monger is very sensitively, treating such a difficult issue quite excellently, packed into a good story. Not a big movie, neither an "art" film, but a little, lovely motion picture!


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