The Danish Girl (2015)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Nov 27, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Although their marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by Lili as she explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s. This touching biopic was adapted from David Ebershoff's book of the same name, and helmed by director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech).

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artist, controversy, sex-change, surgery, transgendered

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values