A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

2006, 90 min.

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

Production

Director Agnieszka Holland
Screenplay Shelley Evans
Cinematography David Frazee
Music Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Art Direction Rick Willoughby
Producer(s) Fran Rosati

Cast

Eddie/Gwen Araujo J.D. Pardo
Sylvia Guerrero Marcedes Ruehl
Eddi at age 7 Michael Dillman
Mami Lupe Ontiveros
Papi Henrry Darrow
Joey Marino Corey Stoll
Angie Leela Savasta,
Jacqueline Samuda
Carlos Guerrero Zak Santiago

Story

Based on a true story, A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story is the story of Eddie Araujo, who always felt somehow different. He started putting on his mom’s makeup and wearing her clothes, which his mom found odd. By the time he entered his teens, Eddie could no longer hide the fact that he was very different and that he was meant to be female and not male. When he finally accepted it, and with his mom’s eventual support, Eddie changed his name to Gwen and started to live a life as a female until a tragic night changed everything.