Blurb Movie Reviews - 'Soldier's Girl'
So this being a gay-themed movie about a soldier falling for a drag queen/transgendered person, you pretty much know how it's going to turn out. But what was great about this one, are the performances by Troy Garity [the soldier], Shawn Hatosy [his bunkmate], and Lee Pace as the tranny.
Lee Pace does a really convincing job of portraying someone who is in the middle of re-assignment surgery. You see shades of masculine and feminine in the same character. A tricky task to pull off when playing a tranny.
Troy Garity as well, does a great job of showing the evolution of the character, as he falls in love with 'Calpernia'. You really get a sense that his character falls in love with the person Calpernia actually is. It is interesting too, that Calpernia, is ex-Navy, so they have a military background in common.
Shawn Hatosy, who I haven't seen in a while, is great as the conflicted 'battle buddy' of Troy's character. You see him try to hook up with a tranny at Calpernia's club, but then later, sets in motion, the gay bashing that ends the story.
What is haunting about the movie, is that it is based on a true story.