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The Woman Inside (1981)

R | | Drama | September 1981 (USA)
Viet Nam veteran decides to undergo transgender operation in the 1970's. Melodrama. Ok at best

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Joseph Van Winkle
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gloria Manon Gloria Manon ... Holly
Dane Clark ... Dr. Rozner
Joan Blondell ... Aunt Coll
Michael Champion ... Nolan
Marlene Tracy Marlene Tracy
Michael Mancini Michael Mancini
Luce Morgan Luce Morgan
Terri Haven Terri Haven
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe E. Ross ... Cab Driver
Jackie Vernon ... Support Group Leader
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Viet Nam veteran decides to undergo transgender operation in the 1970's. Melodrama. Ok at best

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A man on the outside, he was destined to reveal... The Woman Inside

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Drama

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1981 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Final film of Joan Blondell. See more »

Quotes

Aunt: You're gonna have WHAT cut off??
Hollis: I am having a transsexual operation.
Aunt: and that means-(makes a throat slashing motion)? I allways knew you were weird, Hollis, but this is sick! Sick and weird!
Hollis: I'd try to explain it to you, but I know it wouldnt do any good.
Aunt: You dress like a woman. You're begining to look and sound like a woman. I guess its alright if you want to pretend you're a woman...But having your DONG cut off??
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Great Art House Film!
2 January 1999 | by billyboy-5See all my reviews

Although the Woman Inside is not a perfect film, it is really quite extraordinary for its time. The music and the direction are dreadful, some of the performances are quite good. Ms. Manon's performance as Hollis/Holly was quite powerful and courageous and definitely before its time. Ms. Blondell's performance was also quite good. I feel that this movie is an excellent commentary on the tortured lives of some people.


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