A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

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A Girl Like Me:
The Gwen Araujo Story
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Official poster
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
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Lifetime Television
Release date
  • June 19, 2006 (2006-06-19)
Running time 96 minutes

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story is a 2006 LGBT biography television film directed by award-winning director Agnieszka Holland and aired on Lifetime Television. The story documents the real life of Gwen Araujo, born Edward Araujo, Jr., a transgender teenager who was murdered after she 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.



  • A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story won the award for Outstanding Movie for Television at the 2007 GLAAD Media Awards.

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