The movie, The Danish Girl, provides a highly entertaining version of the lives of Gerda and Einar Wegener. However, it seems that the book Man into Woman (1933/2004) provides Continue reading Notes on the Story of the Real Danish Girl
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 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