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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 »

Director:

Christopher Monger

Writers:

Nick Evans, Monica Jay (novel)
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Cast

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
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Monica: He's a perfectly heterosexual man who just happens to like dressing up in frocks.
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Soundtracks

Love Letters
Composed by Edward Heyman & Victor Young (as Young & Heyman)
Performed by Elvis Presley
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Soundrecordings (P) 1966 BMG Music
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Very wry and witty
27 November 1999 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Julie Waters is outstanding and Adrian Pasdar a revelation in a very warm, very real, and extraordinarily entertaining look at the complications gender dysphoria and transvestism cause in a young executive's life. At the heart of this movie is the very real truth that you must accept yourself before you can hope for others to accept you.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come una donna See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$78,808
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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