There’s quite a swell of high profile movies coming in the next few months with LGBT themes, such as Stonewall, About Ray, Freeheld and Carol. There’s also The Danish Girl, where it looks as if Eddie Remayne may be going for his second Oscar in a row as Lili Erbe, one of the first women to undergo sex-reassignment surgery way back in the early 1930s.
While we’re still waiting for a trailer, the movie now has a poster, which you can take a look at above.
The film is based on David Ebershoff’s book about Danish painter Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda. In 1931 Einar is thought to have become the first person in the world to have a sex-change operation, when she became Lili. It’s believed the journey started – at least openly – after Gerda asked Einar to stand in for a female subject that Gerda was supposed to paint. The painting became incredibly popular and Lili began to express who she truly was.
To add to the Oscar pedigree, Les Miserables and The King’s Speech helmer Tom Hooper is behind the camera.
It’ll be interesting to see whether there will be any pushback against the movie due to the fact it’s cast a cisgender man in the main role (although as it will show her transition from male to female, so there is a certain amount of logic), especially considering the amount of vitriol there’s been for Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall, which has been accused of white-washing and erasing trans* people from the story of the beginning of modern gay rights.
The UK poster is above, while the US version is below.