The Christine Jorgensen Story, directed by Irving Rapper and written by Christine Jorgenson herself, is an autobiographical movie focusing on Christine's journey as she experiences the first ever sex change surgery. Throughout her life, Christine (John Hansen), previously known as George (John Hansen), struggled with the feeling that she was a woman inside of a man's body. Growing up, George knew that his preferences for activities and friends were similar to girls, but he went on to join the military and work as a photographer. Finding a book about sex glands, George began to study as a medical assistant in order to discuss his concerns intelligently with his doctor. It was determined that George did have some issues with his sex glands. George was referred to a doctor in Denmark and together they embark on the task of surgically changing George to Christine. In 1970, this movie was truly groundbreaking in terms of its topic.