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Asriel

The Danish Girl

Has anyone else here seen it yet? What are your thoughts on it? :grinning:

 

A fictitious love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. -The Danish Girl (2015) - IMDb
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I haven't seen it but now I want to! Can you stream it online?

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I haven't seen it but now I want to! Can you stream it online?

 

It only just came out so I doubt you can yet. I expect if you wait a few weeks it'll be on Amazon prime and such to rent!

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While I think the story is one I'd be interested in, the transgender community is up in arms over casting a cis-man to play a trans-woman...and I understand why. The least that could have been done is cast a woman to play a woman. Thus, I won't go to see it. Maybe I'll rent it or just wait for it to be on tv, but I for one am not going to contribute money towards trans erasure (and now I feel like I've been on Tumblr too long).

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I for one am not going to contribute money towards trans erasure

@Seraphyna I understand what you mean, I agree a woman should have been cast. However, Eddie Redmayne is at least helping the LGBT movement in the media by speaking about trans issues and such on TV. (I really didn't know how to word that, sorry if it's weird.)

 

I find it humorous how to director said this when asked about why he cast Eddie;

He added that there is a “tremendous pool of talented trans actors out there”, and “a journey to go on to make sure that talented trans actors have the same access to opportunities both in front of and behind the character as cisgendered actors.”

Directly after saying he cast Eddie due to his gender fluidity. :neutral:

 

Overall it's a brilliant and accurate film, though.

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Yeah as a trans person I'd really rather not bother with this movie. It's

already been voiced as transmisogynistic and I just wouldn't apply myself to said

content. Just insulting in my opinion-- still shows that society views trans

women as "men in dresses" and it's just.. no.

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I've seen it and while the acting and costumes were really good, I do have problems with it. Just as others have said: the casting of a cis man. I don't agree with @Enby Duck that it was "men in a dress"ish. It seemed to consciously try to move away from that and point out that when people think that way is when there is a problem. However, the movie really focused on the wife and it was all "woe is me, my partner is transgender waaah waaah. It's so difficult for ME". Which, apparently, is not at all how the person that this character was based on reacted at all, so that gross mistreatment of the facts is not too great.

 

Plus, it completely glossed over the struggles of "passing". So I was not impressed with that aspect either

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