Soldier's Girl

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The Showtime original movie SOLDIER'S GIRL tells the true story of Private Barry Winchell (Troy Garity), a 21-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Campbell, KY who was savagely beaten to death because of his love affair with Calpernia Addams (Lee Pace) a transsexual nightclub singer from Nashville, TN. The ostensibly heterosexual Winchell meets Calpernia while out on the town with his infantry buddies and surprises even himself when he decides to date the vulnerable pre-op transsexual. As the relationship blooms, it infuriates Winchell's unstable roommate Justin Fisher (Shawn Hatosy), who incites fellow soldier Calvin Glover (Philip Eddolls) into murdering Winchell with a baseball bat. This movie is a scathing indictment of the machismo and homophobia that permeate a soldier's life, SOLDIER'S GIRL is also a tragic and sweet story of a love that dared to transcend gender stereotypes.

Running Time: 112 Minutes
Rating: R (MPAA)
Rating Reason: sexual content, a scene of strong violence, and language.
Theatrical Release Date: May 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004


Barry WinchellTroy Garity
Calpernia Addams/ScottieLee Pace
Sergeant Carlos DiazAndre Braugher
Justin FisherShawn Hatosy
Calvin GloverPhilip Eddolls
Henry MillensMerwin Mondesir
Collin BakerDan Petronijevic
Edgar MartinezMike Realba
Ashley MartinezJeanie Calleja
Sergeant Howard PaxtonBarclay Hope
GingerTulsi Balram
LesterVince Corazza
Female MPKathryn Zenna
Mistress of CeremoniesKent Staines
Midnight ExpressSofonda


  • Based on a true story.
  • Tagline: She was the only man he ever loved.
  • Troy Garity is the son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden
  • Filmed in the cities of Barrie and Toronto in Ontario, Canada.


2004 Golden Globes, USA

Nominated: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Troy Garity
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made fo: Lee Pace

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