Soldier's Girl

"She was the only man he ever loved."

Soldier's Girl is a Showtime original movie based on a true story. This movie runs for approximately one hundred and twelve minutes. This movie is rated R for sexual content and adult themes. Barry Winchell is a private in the U.S. Army. When going out one night to a club with some friends, he becomes attracted to a female entertainer, Calpernia Adams. Most of his friends know that the entertainers are really men, but some are debating if certain entertainers are really women. Barry's friends dare him to find out if Capernia is a man or woman.

Barry takes the dare and learns that Calpernia is a transsexual that hasn't finished with her sexual reassignment surgery. Still attracted to her, Barry starts dating Calpernia. They fall in love and are soon always together.

There is a constant increase in harassment from the other members of the military concerning his relationship with Calpernia and the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," policy. Barry, wanting to let the rumor mill die down, argues with Calpernia, and the two decide not see each other for the 4th of July weekend. Calpernia leaves for a drag show and enters a contest while Barry stays on base.

During the 4th of July weekend, Calvin, another Private, becomes intoxicated and, under pressure from Private Fisher, attacks Barry. While Barry is asleep on a cot in the hallway of the barracks, Calvin beats him repeatedly over the head with a baseball bat. After Fisher notices what has happened, they call for help, but it is too late. It takes over thirty minutes for the ambulance to reach the barracks.

Because Barry is officially brain dead, his family decide to take him off life support. When Calpernia returns home from the contest, she learns from the television news of Barry's death. A formal investigation is launched into Barry's attack, and both Fisher and Calvin are brought up on charges for the murder.

R
| 2003 | 1 hr 52 min | 7.9/10
Cast
Director
Frank Pierson, Frank R. Pierson
Language
English
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