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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Guerrero
Joey Marino
Chita Araujo
Danny Araujo
Carlos guerrero
Dr. Martin
Michael Dillman ...
Eddie (7 Years)
Chita (10 Years)


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 »


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 »


Sylvia Guerrero: [speaking to Eddie and Chita] You know what time I got up this morning? 4:30. I bet you didn't know that. I made the breakfast, did a laundry, I packed three lunches, I payed the bills and then I went to work. And do you know why?
[grabs Chita]
Sylvia Guerrero: Could I have your attention?
[grabs Eddie]
Sylvia Guerrero: Could I hve your attention? Do you know why? Because this life, is, exactly what you make it.
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Hey Baby
Written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont and Rodney Price
Performed by No Doubt
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Courage to tackle on a Difficult Subject has Paid Off
25 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

although it is the story of gwen. I think in all the numerous movies i have come across so far its the best film representation for the LBGT society as it does not sugarcoat nor distort too much facts relating to them (unlike the movie 'The Kids Are All Right'). i also think that this film is made genuinely and wholeheartedly for the sake of the victim, as there is a message given out by the actors themselves right at the end during the after credits. I liked certain moments and conversations in the show where it is not only touching but memorable...like how her family member describe her 'just like an angel where god does not make them men or women'...this is an entirely heartful and a meaningful watch

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