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Just Like a Woman (1992)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 July 1994 (USA)
Gerald Tilson (Adrian Pasdar) is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing... See full summary »


Christopher Monger


Nick Evans, Monica Jay (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Monica
Adrian Pasdar ... Gerald Tilson / Geraldine
Paul Freeman ... Miles Millichamp
Susan Wooldridge ... Louisa
Gordon Kennedy ... C.J.
Ian Redford ... Tom Braxton
Shelley Thompson ... Eleanor Tilson
Togo Igawa ... Akira Watanabe
Jill Spurrier Jill Spurrier ... Daphne
Corey Cowper Corey Cowper ... Erika Tilson
Mark Hadfield ... Dennis
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett ... Jocelyn
Brooke Brooke ... Linda
Eve Bland Eve Bland ... Betty
Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall ... Vanessa


Gerald Tilson (Adrian Pasdar) is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his habit, she misinterprets this and throws him (and the attire) out of their home and marriage. He rents a room in Monica's (Dame Julie Walters') house, recently divorced and around fifty. Their relationship evolves from landlady and tenant, to friends, to lovers. Monica learns about, begins to understand and finally appreciates and supports Geraldine, Gerald's alter-ego. His transvestitism, a rarely filmed subject, its ups and downs, is treated with a lot of respect, warmth, and humor. Written by Jan-Olov Agren <jan-olov.agren@interact.se>

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She stole his heart. He stole her clothes.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


In the end credits it is stated that "This film is based on Monica Jay's book 'Geraldine, For the Love of a Transvestite'. The characters of Gerald, Monica, and Louisa really existed, but their names have been changed to protect their true identities. All other characters and events are fictitious and any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is coincidental and unintentional." See more »


After Gerald and Monica finish having sex he stands up and walks away from the bed. It is briefly seen that he is wearing white boxers, a goof in itself as he was not seen pulling them on after supposedly finishing intercourse. The scene then cuts to a different angle of him walking away from the bed and he is naked. See more »


[Last lines]
Gerald Tilson: Monica, life isn't like this.
Monica: Tonight it is.
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Return To Sender
Composed by Otis Blackwell & Winfield Scott (as Blackwell & Scott)
Performed by Elvis Presley
Published by Manor Music Co. Ltd.
Soundrecordings (P) 1962 BMG Music
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1 February 2012 | by myflyingjellybeanSee all my reviews

Just Like A Woman is very entertaining light comedy film. It follows the story of Gerald, a transvestite man who is having a huge dilemma whether he he should quit being a transvestite or live a life of an ordinary heterosexual man to avoid complications in his life. It was actually my first time to watch a transvestite movie and I really enjoyed it and at the same time I've learned so many new things about being a transvestite. When I first saw the scene where Gerald dressed up as a woman in front of Monica, I actually thought that as he transformed his looks from a man into a woman, his sexuality changes too but clearly it did not. I have learned that transvestite people are not weird and not because they have the urge of dressing up like a woman is that they have some mental problem. This movie clearly shows that being a transvestite is not a hindrance to be a normal person and as for Gerald, even he is a transvestite he was successful with his career and can live a normal life once he is back from being Geraldine to Gerald. Overall, I really enjoyed watching this film and recommend that everyone who are not fully educated with this kind of stuff should watch this film, it will definitely open your mind to a more realistic view of sexual identities.

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Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK


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Dolby SR


Color (Eastmancolor)
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