Have you seen the trailer for The Danish Girl yet? Wow, talk about a stunner. Not only does it showcase Eddie Redmayne is what is certainly another Oscar Nomination, but also suggests nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Cinematography, Costuming, Adapted Screenplay, Direction, and Score. The film is based on the novel of the same name by, David Ebershoff. It’s a fictionalized account of Lili Elbe, a transgender woman believed to be one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery.
It’s rare to be able to glean such promise from a trailer. However, I had a similar feeling when seeing the Mad Max; Fury Road trailer, it was unlike anything I had seen. And somehow this feels the same.
Not only is this topic timely as we are all witnessing in real time transgendered people and their stories. Look at shows Orange is the New Black and Transparent; and notable people Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono, and of course Caitlyn Jenner.
The film appears to be elevating the transgender story to a new artistic height. Opening on November 27th, you will find me in the movie theatre. It looks exquisite.