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Season 16, Episode 2 Georgie Girl

First Aired: June 20, 2003

A profile of Georgina Beyer, a member of New Zealand's parliament who is, by all accounts, the first transsexual ever elected to a national legislature. The hour juxtaposes clips of Beyer as she speaks in Parliament and meets with constituents in her largely white rural district (Beyer is also a Maori) with a biography in which Beyer recalls her past life. Before her election to Parliament, Beyer was a town mayor. But before that she was a stripper (seen in another clip) and a prostitute. Then she turned to acting and singing. One song she's seen singing here: “I'm Changing.”

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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