The Christine Jorgensen Story | 1969

Biopic
A bio-pic of 1950s media darling, Christine Jorgensen, formerly George, who travelled to Denmark for a sex change operation. On her return to the United States, Jorgensen was celebrated in the media as the epitome of ...more

Cast

... George/Christine Jorgensen

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... Aunt Thora

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... Tom Crawford

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... George Jorgensen Sr

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... Mrs Florence Jorgensen

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... Jess Wanner

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... Professor Estabrook

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... Dr Victor Dahlman

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... Dolly--as an Adult

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... George--age 7

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... Young Dolly

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... Pastor

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Company

EdProd Pictures

Production Company

Synopsis

A bio-pic of 1950s media darling, Christine Jorgensen, formerly George, who travelled to Denmark for a sex change operation. On her return to the United States, Jorgensen was celebrated in the media as the epitome of American femininity, but the press eventually turned on its star, dropping the "glamour girl" tag and adopting a more voyeuristic and pathologizing approach. Jorgensen's story, adapted for the screen from her 1968 autobiography, unveils many of the complex cultural fantasies around gender in Cold War America.

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