A Midwestern husband and father announces her plan to have a sex change operation.

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Roy Sr. - Roy's Father
Mary Seibel ...
Em - Roy's Mother
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Church Friend Pete
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Roy 'Ruth' Applewood
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Randall Arney ...
Reverend Dale Muncie
Rich Komenich ...
Co-Worker Bob
Kirk Anderson ...
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Christian Ambrose ...
Band Member #1
Joe Foust ...
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Sean Rice ...
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Mickey Tuman ...
Roadie #2
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Wayne Applewood (as Joe Sikora)
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Frank
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In the countryside of the United States of America, Irma Applewood and her husband Roy Applewood have been happily married for twenty-five years and they are model citizens in their community. Roy brings Irma to meet Reverend Dale Muncie, who is their pastor and friend, to tell that he is a woman trapped in a man's body and he will have a sex-change operation. Now Roy has to face the deception of his wife and the intolerance of his colleagues, members of his church and his son Wayne. But Irma loves him and after the impact of the news, she understands and supports him with their teenage daughter Patty Ann (Hayden Panettiere) and Roy's boss Frank ('Clancy Brown') that is their friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love. Marriage. Acceptance. Sex change.

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Trivia

Although this was made for television by HBO Films, it was still an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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[last lines]
Irma: Sweet Roy. Sweet soul. What we do for love.
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Workshop production, 1998 New Works Festival at the Mark Tapen Forum, Los Angeles, CA See more »

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Referenced in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

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He Lives In Everything
Written by Brian Kirk and Kathleen Edwards
Performed by Oak Park Choristers
Chorus director Paul Lindblad
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Excellent.
19 March 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Writing, acting, and direction were outstanding. I chuckled, laughed, brimmed with tears, during, and thought differently after this film. The character interaction captured so well the kinds of behavior one might see (but not necessarily expect) under such highly unusual circumstances. Midwest setting underscored the challenge and the humanity. HBO should release this to theaters next.


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