The Danish Girl – brave & beautiful story of world’s first transgender

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The Danish Girl Review

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Despite the realization that Lili is no longer the person she loves, Gerda stays by her side, not because she can’t leave but because she loves.

The movie may be all about a man finding out his true female side but I believe it is more about Gerda — the woman, the wife, the lover, the best friend who stays by his side despite knowing what it would mean for them as a couple, and her. To this dog, she is the true hero of this film.  Alicia Vikander shines through every frame as Gerda Wegener.  To see the love of her life fade away with each passing day into a distant image or rather a different person, how it must be like to support someone who is erasing himself from your life, and letting you know the same? Where you’d expect anguish, anger and apathy, Gerda gives you amiability, adaptability and ambivalence. Such strange passion, loyalty and love

—Farah Gobdon

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Einar Wegner (Lili) became a transgender pioneer, braving the onslaught from society as it was in the 1920s.

Consider Gerda’s pain in this conversation when she asks her husband (who has by now assumed a female outlook) to let her have the man she loved for once:

Gerda Wegener: I need to see Einar.
Einar Wegener: Let me help, please.
Gerda Wegener: I need my husband, can you get him?
Einar Wegener: I can’t.
Gerda Wegener: I need to talk to my husband, and I need to hold my husband. Can you at least try?
Einar Wegener: I’m sorry.

And all this while Havappe sees the disintegration of what was his happy little family. He was loved by both but the poor dog had no tricks left in him to make them laugh anymore.

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I love you because you are the only person who made sense of me. And made me, possible.

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