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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 transgendered 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
Tegan Moss ...
Lisa
Michael Dillman ...
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 »

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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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Check Under The Hood Before A Test Drive / Eddy And The Heartbreakers
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want some left wing hate propaganda this is the right film for you.

Originally titled 'Eddy and The Heartbreakers' this is pretty much exactly what it claims to be, the true story of a transvestite boy Eddy who was murdered after three guys he gave oral sex to at a party discovered he was male. What a crying shame? 'The Crying Game' did a far more entertaining job of handling this same premise.

Not surprisingly this stars Mercedes Ruehl who's also starred in other ultra left wing agenda films such as 'Mary Kay Letourneau' which attempted to justify molesting 6th graders.

Mercedes son Eddy is constantly getting into fights at school for wearing makeup. In fact all her kids seem delinquents. Clearly she is one of these 21st century "cool moms" who whines, "I can't get my kids to do what I tell them." This is because she doesn't understand that she's not their landlady or their best friend, she's more important, she's their MOTHER. Parents do not ask, "Do you want to go to school?" Loving parents say, "You're going to school."

Mercedes at first resists her son's cross dressing but then relents. Great work. Just give up on your children. She also breaks the (not so) shocking news to Eddy's boyfriend that she's a he, because she doesn't want her son to get beaten up. An understandable concern, yet this one responsible act is portrayed negatively.

The film is sure to pump in plenty of Hollywood scripted psycho babble about all the unborn being inherently female but some male brains don't develop properly. And that transvestites have no responsibility no tell their boyfriends or girlfriends their true sex. WTF ever! Waiting until your wedding night to let your spouse know if you have indoor or outdoor plumbing is a BAD idea!

Eddy eventually starts passing as a girl. I have no idea what the real Eddy looked like but this actor was poorly cast as he cannot possibly pass for female. At least Linda Hunt was convincing as a man in 'The Year of Living Dangerously.' Even Bob Hope in 'Some Like It Hot' was more convincing as the opposite sex.

Eddy is such a slut he has oral sex with three guys at a party whom beat him to death upon learning his gender.

Let this be a lesson to all, always check under the hood before going for a test drive.

True to all left wing propaganda all Christians are portrayed as book burning goose steppers who protest Eddy's funeral reminiscent of Bruno Gantz's performance in 'Downfall.' This just proves who the real bigots are. The "tolerant" are in fact intolerant of those they disagree with.

The film's propaganda status is confirmed by the closing statements that Eddy's killers were convicted of murder but not hate crimes.

We already have laws against murder, assault, threats, and harassment. The left want an even Bigger Brother simply to govern speech crimes. These would make it a crime to even state that certain acts are sinful. Isn't that the very purpose of ANY religion, to warn us against sin? Speech crime laws like those in Europe even make it illegal to make to Roman solute. So watch out 1960s historic epics.


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