Soldier's Girl (2003)

Soldier's Girl

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Based on a true story, the made-for-cable Soldier's Girl is the tragic tale of a star-crossed gay romance. Troy Garity stars as Private Barry Winchell of the Airborne Infantry, who falls in love with Calpernia Addams (Lee Pace), a transgender nightclub singer. Given the "don't ask don't tell" policy of the U.S. Military, Winchell knows that he is playing with dynamite, but his affection for Addams blinds him to the consequences. Meanwhile, Winchell's roommate Justin Fisher (Shawn Hatosy) spouts … More

Rating: R (sexual content, a scene of strong violence, and language)
Genre: Drama, Television, Gay & Lesbian
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ron Nyswaner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2004
Runtime:

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Cast


as Barry Winchell

as Justin Fisher

as Calpernia Adams

as Sgt. Carlos Diaz

as Calvin Glover
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Critic Reviews for Soldier's Girl

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

... a reluctant thumbs-down.

Full Review… | June 2, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
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Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Variety
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January 20, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | July 8, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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Garity... is a rarity among young actors today: He's passionate.

Full Review… | June 10, 2003
Flick Filosopher

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Soldier's Girl

Made for TV quality, but a good and bold story. Props to Shawn Hatosy for his strong performance.

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Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

Oh my goodness this was really, really, really good. I had no idea that this was a true story until the end. I just got done watching this and I am still reeling from it. It is just as good as Boy's Don't Cry. There is a great bonus feature on the DVD that explains the whole case with the real people that the movie was about. Well done movie that honors this poor soldier.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

A real gem of a made for TV movie. This deserved a cinematic release in my opinion. It's better than the majority of films that get released. Soldier's Girl tells of a beautiful true love story and it's shocking conclusion. There's a dreaded sense of knowing throughout this film. The tension doesn't so much build up, but is strongly hinted at. You just know when the young, impressionable and very angry soldier joins, that something bad is going to happen. The performances are incredible. Pace was literally unrecognisable. I say this as a fan of Pushing Daisies, and even I had to look up who the actor was. He captures the feminism of his character perfectly and makes it very understandable for a straight man to fall for him. Hatosy also gives an excellent turn, one of great hate but also empathy. It's a tragic and very brutal film with a sickening finale. Not in it's gratuity, but just because of the nature of it all. A film that says, perhaps sex should be taken out of the equation when it comes to love.

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Luke Baldock

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