This December the inimitable Glenn Close will play the role of Albert Nobbs, a woman who works as a male butler in 19th century Dublin’s most posh hotel with the hopes opening up her own tobacco shop and creating a better life. The only problem: Nobbs falls in love with a woman who happens to be dating a hunky transphobic dude.
After viewing the trailer and hearing Sinead O’Connors’ accompanying song, the two ladies might wanna start preparing their Oscar acceptance speeches for Best Original Song and Best Actress. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time a trans character won an Oscar.
In 2000, Hilary Swank snagged a Best Actress Oscar for her role as transman Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry. And while Albert Nobbs may not be a transgender man in the Brandon Teena mold, he’s at least transexual.
Close apparently co-produced and co-wrote the movie adaptation of the play Albert Nobbs as well, so perhaps she had better prepare space for a Best Adapted Screen too.
Thank you for this.
Michael in Toronto
Looks AMAZING. Go Glenn.
That’s one ugly dude! Burp.
I think you have it backwards. He is absolutely transgender, which is generally
accepted to be a broader term. Whether a non-op transgender person is a transsexual is up for discussion.
Surgery is a luxury afforded to individuals who live in a certain time and place.
People have always been transgender.
I am SO going to see this movie. I’ll bet this will be an Oscar winner for Glenn Close.
Looks beautiful .
So glad the summer is over. Let the season of REAL movies begin! _Albert Nobbs_ looks amazing!
I’m happy people are excited about this movie. It look fantastic and got rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“And while Albert Nobbs may not be a transgender man in the Brandon Teena mold, he’s at least transexual.”
What on earth is this statement supposed to mean?
Ok, so I’m sorry, this movie looks amazing, but I can’t help but notice the incredible resemblance to Catharine Tate playing that gay old man who always says “How VERY dare you!” to anyone who asks if he’s gay. That being said, I still very much want to see this movie.
I smell Oscar win just by the trailer. If the movie is as good as the trailer, Wow. Can not wait to see this.
I look forward to it.
Don’t count on the Oscar yet. Even though it looks like a good one remember Brokeback Mountain – definitely should have been a winner. O
I am so glad to see that Conan O’Brien has made the leap to feature films.
@Tigris: cute. that was funny.
@Ginasf: I wonder, too.
I thought it was Red Buttons when I first saw the picture.
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