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!]

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4 Comments

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Awesome!

  • 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.

  • Snoodle

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

  • Emily Sors

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

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