Character: Irma Applewood
Directed by: Jane Anderson
Written by: Jane Anderson
Produced by: Thomas J. Busch, Cary Brokaw, Lydia Dean Pilcher
Cast Members: Tom Wilkinson, Hayden Panettiere
Released date: March 16, 2003
After a 25-year marriage to Irma, Roy Applewood shocks his family when he reveals that he has a gender identity disorder. The Applewood family is further thrown into turmoil when Roy decides to have a sex change operation to relieve the pain of being trapped in a man's body. Roy's co-workers are baffled, his church rejects him and his son, Wayne, struggles with the humiliation of having a father who now goes by the name Ruth.
• Love. Marriage. Acceptance. Sex change.
• [last lines] Sweet Roy. Sweet soul. What we do for love.