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

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

Director Agnieszka Holland

Writer Shelley Evans

Genre Drama

Year 2006

Actors Mercedes Ruehl, JD Pardo, Lupe Ontiveros, Henry Darrow

IMDB : 7.6 (1,497 votes)


Description Based on a true story. As a young boy, Eddie Araujo always felt different somehow. She started putting on her mom's makeup and wearing her mom's clothes, which her mom found odd. By the time she entered her teen years, Eddie could no longer hide the fact that she was a lot different, that she was meant to be female and not male. When she finally accepted it and with her mom's eventual support, Eddie changed her name to Gwen and started to live life as female until a tragic night changed everything.


  • audel nez 2013-01-04 05:45:14
    This movie makes me cry, fuck people who are close minded and assholes
  • SuperKate707 2012-08-17 00:02:31
    She was so pretty in that little pink dress...and so Happy. God Keep you in His Arms Gwen. I cried such tears for your Story. You were so Beautiful...so Brave.
  • Sydel Lovecraft 2012-08-02 11:35:22
    You tell the prick littlebit19801:)
  • Sydel Lovecraft 2012-08-02 11:29:48
    STFU clip11!!!!!!!jerk
  • Sydel Lovecraft 2012-08-02 11:28:54
    This break my fucking heart:'*
  • Leslie Valencia 2012-06-05 02:33:29
    R.I.P Gwen! It doesn't matter if your bisexual, Transexual, Gay, or a Lesbian. You can be whatever you want to be! It's your life, no one else's! We love you no matter what you are! You were born this way! Your a beautiful woman in the whole world! And I love you! I respect all transgender people! You really changed my world into loving all people of what they want to be! I don't care what people think of you or other transgender people! Rest In Peace my sweat angle.
  • Kushtrim Trdevaj 2012-05-10 15:39:09
  • niev300 2012-04-03 04:35:17
    R.I.P. Gwen. You are loved.
  • ELIANDMAE234141112 2012-02-16 05:20:37
    I can't stand anything with Sarah McLaughlin, that girl can completely rip your heart out!!
  • Nichelle Liddie 2012-01-20 14:45:00
    this made me cry......people should leave other people alone.. its like the wrongest thing to do to take someones life.....especially if its because u dont like the person or agrees to their life style
  • clip11 2012-01-08 13:59:05
    Well, it's no way i can change anyone's delusions. If you consider yourself a woman, that's your business. If a man wants to have sex with you and then label himself as straight, thats his business. The only thing I can do is look at reality and make a determination of what I see. I know from biology, a man can never become a woman. He can act like a woman, he can wear womens clothes, he can shoot up hormones and get tits, he can even castrate himself, but he can't be a real
  • clip11 2012-01-08 06:44:52
    @littlebit19801 If Gwen let people see him as a guy he'd probably still be alive.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 06:41:19
    @littlebit19801 For one, under normal circumstances, I wouldn't say men should beat you. But if you tricked a man into gay sex, i would think its perfectly fine. In fact, id think he was being nice if thats all he did. But if you're walking down the street minding your business, no I dont think someone should just come sock you in your jaw.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 06:27:22
    @littlebit19801 If he lived as a guy, he wouldn't be posing, he would just be being what he is. And two men having sexual contact of any kind is gay. So since Gwen was a guy and passed himself as a woman to perform oral sex on a man that was homosexual oral sex. I cant spell it any plainer. If a so-called straight man is ok with being with a transwoman, then he aint straight. He's a homosexual. Straight men only have sex with women.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 01:37:19
    @littlebit19801 Thats serious. A straight guy could have serious mental damage from being tricked into gay sex with a man posing as a woman. That isnt shooting someone over a candy bar like you make it seem. Tricking someone into a gay sexual encounter is a real serious thing not to be taken lightly.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 01:31:36
    @littlebit19801 No, they hit a man. As for men should never hit real women, thats a whole other discussion.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 01:29:47
    @adamprocks761 Finally, common sense.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 00:34:37
    @littlebit19801 Well im glad you found some guys that believe you're a woman and know about your status. Good for you. Live your life how you want, but when you involve others in your sickness, then its their problem too. No one should beat you because you're trans. I know men that if tricked into a sexual encounter with a transwoman may kill him or at least kick his ass. However if told from the beginning, they might call him a fag or whatever, but I doubt if they would do anything to him.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 00:20:35
    @littlebit19801 believing you are a woman.
  • clip11 2012-01-08 00:20:03
    @littlebit19801 that one thing, the whole situation wouldn't have happened. Gwen was one of those transwomen who wanted to have his femininity affirmed by being desired by straight men, knowing that any truly straight man would be repulsed by a tranny. In the end he ended up paying for it. As the late great Malcolm X would say, the chickens have come home to roost. I would hope that you would tell a man you reasonably believed to be heterosexual about your status if he was interested in you

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