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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  19 June 2006 (USA)
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The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

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Sylvia Guerrero
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Eddie
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Mami
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Papi
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Joey Marino
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Chita Araujo
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Danny Araujo
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Angie
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Carlos guerrero
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Dr. Martin
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Lisa
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Eddie (7 Years)
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Chita (10 Years)
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Based on a true story. As a young boy, Eddie Araujo always felt different somehow. She started putting on her mom's makeup and wearing her mom's clothes, which her mom found odd. By the time she entered her teen years, Eddie could no longer hide the fact that she was a lot different, that she was meant to be female and not male. When she finally accepted it and with her mom's eventual support, Eddie changed her name to Gwen and started to live life as female until a tragic night changed everything. Written by r2k443

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He was just who she was.

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Just a Girl: The Gwen Araujo Story  »

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Eddie Araujo took the name "Gwen" for her female identity after Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, her favorite singer. See more »

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The defense attorney noted that Joey had punched a wall and broke his hand after Sylvia had told him that Gwen was not really a female. A day or two after Sylvia tells him, a drunken Gwen walks along the fence of the construction site in which Joey was working; Joey walks up to the fence and you can clearly tell that none of his hands looked damaged in any way. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Guerrero: All that work to get you into a new school where kids wouldn't make fun of you. I just don't get it. Will you talk to me?
Eddie: You don't wanna talk.
Sylvia Guerrero: I'm asking...
[Eddie interrupts]
Eddie: But you don't. I see you working so hard to make us like, everybody else.
Sylvia Guerrero: No to make you happy.
Eddie: I hate my life mom, I hate it every single day!
Sylvia Guerrero: Don't say that.
Eddie: There's something wrong with me!
Sylvia Guerrero: There is nothing wrong with you!
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Hey Baby
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Written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont and Rodney Price
Performed by No Doubt
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The movie told the story of a human trying to live life to the fullest.
24 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was good in the material it was trying to get across. I agree with the first reviewer for the most part. I don't understand why no one was charged and convicted of a hate crime. My eight year old son was watching it with me and at the end of the movie he said, but they did hate her Mommy. As for her family, I find that many people do not realize how much being raised in a different culture plays a role in our life. Gwen's grandmother was not only Latina but a religious Latina. We would hope that religion would bring us tolerance but most wars begin because of religion and who believes they are more right. But I stray. Yes she was ashamed and intolerant but she loved her grandson. She believed he was born a boy and that he could be "fixed." But I don't believe she would meant to hurt him. It was just a lack of understanding on her part. My parents and grandparents are the same. They will stop talking to you over less, take pregnancy.


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