I know there are folks who are grumpy about yet another straight actor portraying LGBTQ character on screen (which I generally understand), but dammit if I didn't get in my feelings watching Eddie Redmayne in this trailer for THE DANISH GIRL. And I am not even an Eddie Redmayne fan, really.
Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables), THE DANISH GIRL is based on a true story starring Redmayne as Lili Elbe, a transgender woman and reportedly one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery. More on the film below:
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
THE DANISH GIRL is in Select theaters on November 27, rolling into additional cities in December.