“is a 2006 LGBT biography television film directed by award-winning director Agnieszka Hollandand aired on Lifetime Television. The story documents the real life of Gwen Araujo, born Edward Araujo, Jr., a transgender teenager who was murdered after it was discovered by acquaintances that she had male genitalia. Scenes depicting the murder trial are shown alternating with the story of Gwen’s life.
The movie stars J. D. Pardo as Eddie/Gwen, Mercedes Ruehl as her mother, and Avan Jogia as her brother, Danny. It premiered on the Lifetime Television network in the US on June 19, 2006.” (summary from wikipedia).
This is one of the better LGBTQ films to be released with in the past few years. Its acting is astounding and has a realistic and raw portrayal of the people being depicted. It also gives a insightful look into the mind of child dealing with gender identity issues. The movie is heartbreaking and may bring tears to your eyes by its end.
Next to “Boys Don’t Cry” this is one of the most realistic, well-acted and directed films about transgender youth.