Monday, November 4, 2013

Soldier's Girl



2003 American/Canadian Television Movie

Cast: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy, Philip Eddolls, Merwin Mondesir, Daniel Petronijevic, Mike Realba and Jeanie Calleja
Director: Frank Pierson
Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Synopsis:
When Army Private First Class Barry Winchell meets and falls in love with beautiful transgender nightclub performer Calpernia Addams, their relationship is frowned upon by his fellow soldiers, leading to harassment, violence and tragedy.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 83% / Audience: 86%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • AFI Award, TV Programs of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series.
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Actor (Garity) and Supporting Actor (Pace).
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead (Garity) and Supporting Male (Pace).
  • Peabody Award.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Prosthetic).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the 1999 murder of Barry Winchell, which became a point of reference in the then-ongoing debate about the US military's policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
  • Originally aired on the American premium cable channel Showtime.

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