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Nicole Kidman’s New Transgender Gig Leaves No Controversial Role Unturned

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Nicole Kidman is set to play a semi-fictional version of Einar Wegener, the Danish painter and first person to have gender reassignment surgery (from male to female), in The Danish Girl, which producers say is heading quickly into production (alas, without expected co-star Charlize Theron, who was going to play the wife).

You know, just in case that pedophile-y movie wasn’t enough to scare conservative America.

By:           editor editor
On:           Sep 16, 2009
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  • 25 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      I know, I know it shouldn’t matter what somebody’s orientation is if they are a great actor/actress etc… but I juat have to admit that my feelings on this are “Gee, another straight person playing gay/lesbian/transgendered etc…, How nice, now OUT Magazing can have ANOTHER cover with a straight actress talking all about how many gay best friends she has.”

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @Cam: It’s like when Candy Darling was turned down for Myra Breckinridge. I guess they thought Raquel Welch made a better transgender?

      Then again, gay men and women play it straight in Hollywood all the time, even in real life (so sad).

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Agreed with Cam and HiredGoons. More Hollywood het bullshit.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • glen
      glen

      I rather enjoyed the article at the link to traditionalvalues.org and wonder if I can be both a homosexual AND a homosexual sympathizer?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Latebrosus
      Latebrosus

      She has a funny nose now.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      what if the straight actors portraying gay characters are actually gay themselves? You’re just assuming, its Hollywood, being that no one is fully out, proud and loud we wouldn’t know.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JNunzio
      JNunzio

      I hope the character is emotionless…Nicole hasn’t been able to produce a natural tear or move her forehead since the 90’s…

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      @ No. 3 · Mr. Enemabag Jones Gay liberation is hardly off the ground. The real process of individualization that had started in the 70’s, got shortcircuited by HIV as well as over commercialization. While some of the gay movement today has legitimacy a great deal of growth as a unique minority has been trashed.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kid A
      Kid A

      oh jeez Queerty, no thanks to you I’ve spent an hour browsing the traditionalvalues site. I needed something entertaining!

      Sep 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YellowRanger
      YellowRanger

      @Cam: @HiredGoons: @Mr. Enemabag Jones:

      So then straight actors should only be allowed to play straight characters, gay actors should only be allowed to play gay characters, transgendered actors should only be allowed to play transgendered characters…………..

      Sep 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @Latebrosus: Jackson-esque.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @YellowRanger: I never said that. Just sayin’.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      So then straight actors should only be allowed to play straight characters, gay actors should only be allowed to play gay characters, transgendered actors should only be allowed to play transgendered characters

      Yes, that’s exactly what I mean. And further more, only black actors should play black characters; only Asian actors should play Asian characters; only females should play femal…Oh, wait.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones: only Mickey Rooney should play Asian characters *(tugs shirt collar).

      Sep 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allan C
      Allan C

      @HiredGoons: AHAHAHAHAHA!

      Sep 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @Allan C: you’ll see what I did there.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mallard
      mallard

      with that face she already looks like a trannie..nip nip tuck beyotches!

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LenaD
      LenaD

      @ Mallard: Using someone’s identity, i.e. “trannie,” as a put down — that’s so gay…

      (Just in case anyone else is as clueless as Mallard… yes, I was being sarcastic.)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @YellowRanger: You said “”So then straight actors should only be allowed to play straight characters, gay actors should only be allowed to play gay characters, transgendered actors should only be allowed to play transgendered characters…………..”
      __________________________________________

      You should reread what I wrote…here, I’ll post it for you “I know, I know it shouldn’t matter what somebody’s orientation is if they are a great actor/actress etc… but I juat have to admit that my feelings on this are “Gee, another straight person playing gay/lesbian/transgendered etc…, How nice, now OUT Magazing can have ANOTHER cover with a straight actress talking all about how many gay best friends she has.”
      ________________________________________

      My point is…that it’s ALWAYS some straight person playing a gay/trangendered role, and the press ALWAYS says it’s controversial, and aren’t they Brave, and OUT Magazine ALWAYS does an article on them about how brave they were to take this role….I’m not saying that an actor has to be gay to play a gay role, I’m saying that can we stop pretending that there is ANYTHING controversial about a straight actor PLAYING a gay or transgendered role. The surest receipi in Hollywood to get nominated for an Oscar is to play one of the following, Mentaliy challanged, gay, a prostitute, pretty girl made up to look ugly.

      So what is so controversial about Nichole Kidman doing the exact same thing that Felicity Huffman did a few years ago. Good for Nichole, and I hope the movie does well, but please stop trying to convince me that these actors are challanging Hollywood by taking these parts.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miley crisis
      miley crisis

      Ummm… gay actors play straight roles all the time.
      Neil Patrick Harris
      Sean Hayes
      Tom Cruise

      Sep 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Giovanni
      Giovanni

      No offense folks but despite the fact that almost all of her movies tank, she is still Nicole Kidman, a fact that got this movie green lit in the first place.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dgz
      dgz

      @Giovanni: exactly. and it’s not like there’s a plethora of Danish-looking, A-list, transgender actresses with Kidman’s chops.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sparky
      sparky

      what i love are all of these different perspectives. and what i also love is that a story is being told about someone other than a person from dominant culture.

      hurrah for this time that we live in and that our narratives are coming out on screen.

      Oct 28, 2009 at 12:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thyl
      thyl

      portrait of a lady?

      Jan 14, 2010 at 2:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thyl
      thyl

      she looks kind of plastic, huh.

      oh hollywood.

      Jan 14, 2010 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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