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About Face: Jewel's Darl Television (Full Length) – 1985 Drama

About Face: Jewel's Darl

Television (Full Length) – 1985 Drama

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"I mean to say, shouldn't I be in love with a fella or something?" Mandy, a man who dresses as a woman, talks about his relationship with Jewel (Georgina Beyer), a transsexual. Jewel's Darl concentrates on the fine details of their relationship: tea and biscuits in bed, Jewel's belief in staying strong against other people's mockery, plus Mandy's memories of a troubled childhood and the day their romance began. The acclaimed drama was inspired by Anne Kennedy's first published short story, winner of the 1983 Katherine Mansfield Award. 

Produced by

Hibiscus

Hibiscus Films

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with South Pacific Merchant Finance Limited.

Music

Song ‘Love Happens’ sung by Annie Crummer.

Written by Keith Ballantyne and Wayne Laird.