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Kidman to Play World’s First Post-Op Transsexual

Australian actress Nicole Kidman will star in the movie adaptation of David Ebershoff’s best-selling novel from 2000, The Danish Girl, about Einar Wegener, the world’s first postop male transsexual. Charlize Theron will play Wegener’s wife, Gerda. [E!]

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Nov 11, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Awesome!

      Nov 11, 2008 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Hon Miss Mitford
      The Hon Miss Mitford

      The only trouble with the story is the chronology (and I haven’t read the novel so can’t comment on that). In real life Einar Wegener, aka Lili Elbe, was 48 when he went through the first of five sexual-reassignment surgeries and died two years later at age 50 after complications of a uterus-transplant rejection (he previous had ovaries implanted but they were rejected too). Presumably the film will pretty all this up, as well as wife Gerda’s lesbianism.

      Nov 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snoodle
      Snoodle

      Great movie idea but why Kidman…?
      If anyone, this part was made for Tilda Swinton…

      Nov 11, 2008 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Emily Sors
      Emily Sors

      Shame on your pronoun usage! Please respect her gender identity…

      Nov 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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