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  1. Part one of four from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand).

  2. Part two of four from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand).

  3. Part three of four from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand).

  4. Part four of four from this full length documentary (for viewers within New Zealand).

  5. The credits for this documentary.


Georgina Beyer was the first transgendered person in the world to be elected to national office. This internationally lauded documentary, by Annie Goldson and Peter Wells, tells the story of Beyer's extraordinary and inspiring journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament for rural Wairarapa and handshakes with the Queen. Born George Bertrand, Georgina grew up on a Taranaki farm, before spreading her wings on the Auckland cabaret circuit. Subsequent events led her to the town of Carterton, where she became involved in local body, and then national, politics.


A perspective by Richard King 22.08.2008

Like Annie Goldson's previous film, Punitive Damage, Georgie Girl is a combination of politics and human drama. The idea ...

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Credits (5)

 Georgina Beyer
 Annie Goldson
 Peter Wells

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This woman is my hero, and I think this program has been very well made, I feel, Georgina shows that any obstacle in life can be overcome. Will watch this program again in the future for sure.

 Roseanna Henare-Solomona

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what an awesome lady indeed! and i so do love aunty carmen.


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The idea for the documentary came to me in part because of Geogina's remarkable life story and personal charisma, but also because of the unlikely alliance between a conservative, rural electorate and a transgendered person of Maori descent who had been a sex-worker and drug user. It made me reflect on my personal preconceptions of rural communities, and perhaps revisit some of my own prejudices. Of course, Georgina won by a wide margin and became the first transsexual to be voted into national office in the world. Although I knew the film would be popular in New Zealand, I hoped that her 'world-first' status could spark international interest and indeed, it has done so. 
Already a hit on gay-fest circuit, Georgie Girl is a natural sale to pubcasters everywhere. Pic’s gently amused tone, like that of its subject, should have no trouble disarming skeptical or even reactionary auds. 


2002 NZ Media Peace Awards 
Best Film

2002 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Excellence in Documentary Award

2002 LesGaiCinemad - International Festival of Lesbian, Gay and Transexual Cinema (Spain)
Best Documentary

2002 queerDOC Festival (Sydney) 
Audience Award

2002 Sydney International Film Festival 
Audience Award for Best Documentary

2002 Creteil International Women's Film Festival (France) 
Public Prize for Best Documentary

2002 Hawaii International Film Festival 
Nominated for: Best Documentary

Festivals include:
Hotdocs (Canada), Frameline, Sheffield, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Pusan, Margaret Mead Film Festival