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Georgie Girl

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PBS Premiere: June 20, 2003


Born George, one-time prostitute-turned-politician Georgina Beyer was elected to New Zealand’s Parliament in 1999, becoming the world’s first transsexual to hold a national office. Amazingly, a mostly white, conservative, rural constituency voted this former sex worker of Maori descent into office. Chronicling Georgina’s transformations from farm boy to celebrated cabaret diva to grassroots community leader, Annie Goldson and Peter Wells’ Georgie Girl couples interviews and images of Beyer’s nightclub and film performances with footage showing a day in the life of this New Zealand Member of Parliament. The film presents a remarkable account of Beyer’s precedent-setting accomplishment, revealing her intelligence, charisma and humor.

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Film Information

Georgie Girl (54 min.)

Premiere Date: June 20, 2003

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Filmmakers: Annie Goldson, Peter Wells Bio | Interview


Annie Goldson
Annie Goldson
Peter Wells
Peter Wells

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