Archive: The Danish Girl (2015)

The marriage of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener provides inspiration for the fictitious love story in The Danish Girl. Both their marriage and their work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a pioneer in transgender surgery.

Gender Differences: Why the Sudden Concern?

Gender differences are suddenly a front-burner concern for citizens of Mississippi, North Carolina, and Georgia — possibly frightened because of the Supreme Court decision last year that gave same-sex couples the right to marry  (Liptak, 2015). Their particular concerns about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have led to passing laws that have drawn reactions nationwide (Mele, 2016), Continue reading Gender Differences: Why the Sudden Concern?

The Danish Girl: The Plight of Transgenders Today

The Danish Girl is an proper choice to continue Movies on My Mind’s LGBT theme, as transgenders are prominent in the news of late. This movie, directed by Tom Hooper and starring the accomplished actor Eddie Redmayne, was released in November 2015 and was later nominated for four Oscars. Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gerda Wegener in this film.

2015 a Banner Year for LGBT

Producers of The Danish Girl chose an auspicious time to release the movie, as 2015 was a banner year for the LGBT cause. Continue reading The Danish Girl: The Plight of Transgenders Today