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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 19 June 2006
The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writer:

Shelley Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mercedes Ruehl ... Sylvia Guerrero
JD Pardo ... Eddie
Lupe Ontiveros ... Mami
Henry Darrow ... Papi
Corey Stoll ... Joey Marino
Leela Savasta ... Chita Araujo
Avan Jogia ... Danny Araujo
Jacqueline Samuda ... Angie
Zak Santiago ... Carlos Guerrero
Jay Brazeau ... Defense Attorney
Hrothgar Mathews ... Prosecutor
Marilyn Norry ... Dr. Martin
Tegan Moss ... Lisa
Michael Dillman Michael Dillman ... Eddie (7 Years)
Nicole Muñoz ... Chita (10 Years)
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Details

Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just a Girl: The Gwen Araujo Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Braun Entertainment Group See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Araujo took the name "Gwen" for her female identity after Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, her favorite singer. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sylvia Guerrero: [to Eddie] All that work to get you into a new school where kids wouldn't make fun of you. I just don't get it. Will you talk to me?
Eddie: You don't wanna talk.
Sylvia Guerrero: I'm asking...
Eddie: But you don't. I see you working so hard to make us like everybody else.
Sylvia Guerrero: No. To make you happy.
Eddie: I hate my life, Mom. I hate it every single day!
Sylvia Guerrero: Don't say that.
Eddie: There's something wrong with me!
Sylvia Guerrero: There is nothing wrong with you!
Eddie: You see? You, I can't it no matter how hard I try, it's like everybody knows, so I'm not gonna hide it ...
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Soundtracks

Feeling Good
(uncredited)
Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nina Simone
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Powerful Film
21 June 2006 | by coloradokid719See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the most thought-provoking and powerful films I've ever seen based on this subject. When I read about this story awhile back, I was galled by what happened to her. J.D. Pardo and Mercedes Ruehl certainly shine in their performances. This should have been made as a major motion picture, and not relegated to being a made-for-TV movie. That being said, however, I salute Lifetime for being brave enough to produce it! It reminds me of another brave film, called "Soldier's Girl" from 2003, also a made-for-TV movie, which was also extremely well-done. A standing ovation for everyone involved in both of these productions!


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