A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

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A Girl Like Me:
The Gwen Araujo Story
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Produced by Fran Rosati
Written by Shelley Evans
Starring J. D. Pardo
Mercedes Ruehl
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography David Frazee
Editing by Michael John Bateman
Distributed by Lifetime Television
Release date(s) June 19, 2006
Running time 96 min.
Country United States
Language English

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story is a 2006 LGBT biography television movie that was directed by Agnieszka Holland and was shown on the Lifetime Television network.[1] The story is about the real life murder of Gwen Araujo, who was born as Edward Araujo, Jr., a transgender teenager who was murdered after some people that she knew found out that she had male sex organs.[2] Scenes showing the murder trial are shown alternating with the story of Gwen's life.

The movie stars J.D. Pardo as Gwen, Mercedes Ruehl as her mother, and Avan Jogia as her brother, Danny. It first aired on the Lifetime Television network on June 19, 2006.

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  1. "Lifetime.com - A Girl Like Me". Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  2. Marshall, Carolyn (September 13, 2005). "Two Guilty of Murder in Death of a Transgender Teenager". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 

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