An impressive cast and crew of Academy Award winners have teamed to bring a little-known chapter of LGBTQ history to the big screen this month. The Danish Girl
, scheduled to open this Friday, relates the challenging personal journey undertaken by acclaimed painter Einar Wegener in the 1920’s to transition from male to female. Wegener adopted the name Lili Elbe
and hers became one of the first documented cases of gender reassignment or confirmation surgery.Eddie Redmayne
, who won the Oscar last year for his turn as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything
, stars as Wegener. ...