The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Taken from the autobiography of the world's first transsexual, George Jorgensen (John Hansen) is a woman trapped in a man's body who opts for surgery and hormone treatments to make him a woman. Events of his childhood are covered, showing young George preferring dolls over contact sports. Inducted into the Army, the sexually confused George learns to hide his emotions during his military experience. He travels to Denmark where a pioneering team of doctors agree to perform the surgical process for the first time ever. His kindly aunt in Denmark (Joan Tompkins) gives George the name of Christine after her late daughter. Hansen is unconvincing as a woman, and there are several passages in this biographical drama that lead to unintentional hilarity.

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childhood, operation, sex-change, soldier, transsexual, Denmark