September is here which means that while I’m still kicking sand off of my shoes we’re also officially into the overlong but irresistible Oscar season as the big festival juggernauts begin to hit the ground running. Today we saw the beginning of this with the first trailer for the highly anticipated The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne.
While I don’t know how happy I am about a straight, cisgender man playing the role of a transgender woman, and it’s important to highlight the need for a more inclusive atmosphere for transgender actors, the trailer is genuinely chill inducing. Time will tell about how the story is handled but with a cast as stacked as this it’s hard to not be tentatively excited.
See the trailer and read the synopsis below!
THE DANISH GIRL
In Select Theatres on November 27th; Additional Cities December 2015
World-premiering at the Venice International Film Festival and screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina”]), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.