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Director  Irving Rapper
Produced by  Edward Small
Duration  
Language  English
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama
Costume design  Moss Mabry
Country  United States
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Release date  1970 (1970)
Based on  Christine Jorgensen, a Personal Autobiography
Writer  Christine Jorgensen (autobiography), Robert E. Kent, Ellis St. Joseph
Cast  John Hansen, Joan Tompkins, Quinn K. Redeker, John Himes, Ellen Clark, Rod McCary
Similar movies  Related Irving Rapper movies

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The Christine Jorgensen Story is a 1970 fictionalized biographical movie about trans woman Christine Jorgensen. While the overall premise of the film is accurate, many of the details are fictionalized for the continuity of the film. It was directed by Irving Rapper and based on Christine Jorgensen's autobiography.

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Production

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A film based on the book was proposed in 1960. Edward Small bought the film rights in 1968. Jorgensen later claimed under the contract she would be entitled to 10% of the gross and 3.5% of the budget.

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"Every female impersonator in the world came flying into Hollywood demanding he was Christine", said Jorgensen later. George/Christine is played by John Hansen.

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Irving Rapper said Small gave him the job as director because it required someone who had sensitivity.

Release

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Reviews were mixed.

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Jorgensen later unsuccessfully tried to get a restraining order to stop Small's estate from exploiting the film, claiming Small diverted $100,000 owed to her for his own use. Jorgensen said she was worried United Artists would exploit the film as a B movie.

DVD

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The Christine Jorgensen Story was released to DVD by MGM Home Video on October 12, 2011, via its Ultimate Collection DVD-on-demand service.

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References

The Christine Jorgensen Story Wikipedia
The Christine Jorgensen Story IMDb The Christine Jorgensen Story themoviedb.org


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