This Tuesday May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2022which seeks to raise awareness and make people reflect on the violence that continues to exist towards the LGBT+ community around the world and in our country.
Under this scenario, we have created the selection of a film that is based on a true story and that was also the winner of an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor, where it follows a story about a trans woman during her transition process. .
This is the film “The Danish Girl”, which follows a story directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts.
What is “The Danish Girl” about?
This British-American biographical film is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, which follows the story of the life of the Danish painter Lili Elbe, the first transsexual woman to undergo a surgery popularly known as sex reassignment.
This production premiered in 2015, but now it is hosted by the streaming giant, where you can enjoy this story full of adversity and prejudice.
The story is set in mid-1920s Copenhagen, where it all begins when portrait artist Gerda Wegener asks her husband, Einar Wegener, to pose for a moment for her so she can replace a model who was late to pose for a photo shoot. of the paintings she was working on.
He won an Oscar
This is how during this process, who was her husband begins to identify as a woman who calls herself Lili Elbe, which starts their separation although the artist struggles to maintain the feeling and the relationship.
However, this begins to become more complicated after she begins to have problems and internal struggles that make her question her identity, for which she almost ends up in a psychiatric hospital, until she meets Dr. Warnekros, who explains that he has met various people like her, who although physically male, identify as female, so she proposes to undergo sex reassignment surgery, which will involve the removal of Lili’s external genitalia and later a long recovery to later conclude with a vagina construction.
Below we present the trailer of said film production hosted by the streaming giant, which won an Oscar for best supporting actress, and which managed to raise 65 million dollars:
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