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Let Me Die a Woman (1977)

X | | Documentary | 1977 (USA)
A documentary on the work of sex-change specialist Dr.Leo Wollman, including interviews with Dr.Wollman and a few of his patients, with an illustrated lecture on the various aspects of ... See full summary »

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Doris Wishman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Leslie
Deborah Harten Deborah Harten ... Herself - Transsexual
Lisa Carmelle Lisa Carmelle
Frank Pizzo Frank Pizzo
Harry Reems ... Rhoda's Cab Driver (as Tim Long)
Carol Sands Carol Sands
Billy Kelman Billy Kelman
Doug Martin Doug Martin
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A documentary on the work of sex-change specialist Dr.Leo Wollman, including interviews with Dr.Wollman and a few of his patients, with an illustrated lecture on the various aspects of transsexuality plus actual footage of a sex-change operation, which is what gives the film its notoriety. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Born A Man... Let Me Die A Woman See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Déjenme morir mujer See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Hygiene Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film was originally released in 1972 in a significantly different form under the title Strange/Her. See more »

Alternate Versions

A "screwdriver castration" sequence was deleted from the film and thought to be lost, but was in fact recovered from the original camera negatives. See more »

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Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

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"Last Year I Was a Man"
27 December 2006 | by alanmoraSee all my reviews

First of all, anyone who watches ANYTHING directed by Doris Wishman has to expect to see bizarre camera angles, choppy film making, and bad acting...it comes with the territory and this film is no exception. That not with standing, this is probably one of the more superior Wishman films and it concerns a subject that, at the time, was considered taboo...transsexualism. Anyone who knows Wishman also knows that she is an exploitationeer so you have to expect a bit of sensationalism in Wishman's work as well. This film has that too as it is chock full of scenes and sexual anecdotes about the sexual lives of this "third sex". Yes, at the time of this film's release, transsexuals were actually considered to be a "third sex". The scene where the man gives himself his own sex change operation is exceptionally disturbing as is the scene where the transsexual has her vagina cave in on her. Yes, this film leaves no stone unturned as it explores every aspect of transsexualism including the female to male transsexuals. All in all it should be taken as an exceptionally classy exploitation film but NOT an educational tool.


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