THE DANISH GIRL is the story of a man in the 1920s who dresses as a woman with his wife’s perverted approval. Eddie Redmayne stars as Danish male painter, Einar Wegener, before transforming into Lili, Einar’s alter-ego. Einar is married to fellow painter Gerda. At first, Einar and Gerda seem like any happily young married couple trying to have a child. Despite Einar’s seeming red-blooded passion for Gerda, the couple starts indulging his desire to wear women’s clothing. Eventually, Einar decides to leave Gerda to get the first “sex change” operation, but his efforts don’t end well.
Based on a true story, THE DANISH GIRL tries to capitalize on modern lunacy by offering a tale of a “transgender” figure. However, aside from being morally and spiritually offensive, the movie is often emotionally stifled en route to its tragic conclusion. This makes THE DANISH GIRL boring as well as offensive. Redmayne in particular is annoying as the preening, self-absorbed Einar, who stares at himself in a mirror or constantly bats his eyes in a ham-handed effort to appear “feminine.” THE DANISH GIRL is abhorrent.
(RoRoRo, PCPCPC, HoHoHo, AbAb, V, SSS, NNN, A, DD, MMM) Very strong Romantic, politically correct, homosexual worldview about how cross-dressing bisexual man’s attempt to be the first man to try “sex-change surgery” affects his life and marriage, includes anti-biblical comment and view by title character, who says, “This is how God made me”; no foul language, but some verbal sexual references; two bullies beat up man in women’s clothes with a purse after he punches one bully, and a fish is gutted, plus grotesque sex change operation is described in detail by doctor but not shown; very strong sexual immorality includes homosexuality, ugly man wears women’s clothes and pretends to be a woman in public with his wife’s approval, man and wife have intercourse, man wanting to be a woman goes to a “peep show” and watches a topless woman inside a window touching her breasts suggestively and tries to emulate how she looks sensually, man tries to have sex with confused husband and his wife, man dressed as a woman kisses another man, an wanting to be a woman eventually refuses to have relations with his wife; full frontal nudity when man stands totally naked in front of mirror and tries to hide his private parts to see imagine what his body would look like as a woman, upper female nudity in peep show, wife is nude under husband during bedroom scene; alcohol use; smoking cigarette and cigar, plus prescription pill use; and lies, deception, and protagonist is selfish and self-absorbed throughout movie, which offers no condemnation of his actions.
THE DANISH GIRL is the story of a man in the 1920s, who dresses as a woman with his wife’s perverted approval until he leaves her and decides to undergo a the world’s first “sex change” operation. THE DANISH GIRL is boring and annoying with a strong Romantic, politically correct, homosexual worldview and extreme lewd content.
Eddie Redmayne stars in the movie as the Danish male painter, Einar Wegener, before transforming into Lili, Einar’s alter-ego. Einar is married to fellow painter Gerda (Alicia Vikander), and the two at first seem like any happy young couple as they get frisky multiple times in the first half hour while trying to have a child.
Despite Einar’s seeming red-blooded passion for Gerda, the couple starts engaging in his desire to try on Gerda’s stockings and shoes. This fetish quickly escalates into Gerda taking Einar to shop for women’s clothes, fixing him up as a woman, and even taking him out to a swank party while he pretends to be a female cousin named Lili.
Flush with newfound freedom to fully express himself, Einar starts to live as Lili more and more in their private time together. Things get more complicated when Gerda finds that her portraits of Lili are becoming a hot art commodity. Soon, the couple have to face the ultimate question of how far should Einar go in his quest to live life as a woman.
THE DANISH GIRL is a true story trying to capitalize on our changing times by offering a tale of a “transgender” figure other than Bruce Jenner. However, aside from being morally and spiritually offensive at its core, it too is often emotionally stifled en route to its tragic conclusion, making it boring to boot.
Directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for helming THE KING’S SPEECH in 2010 before making the outstanding LES MISÉERABLES in 2012, THE DANISH GIRL is filled with pretension. All that artistic pedigree has resulted in a movie that believes it has “Important Topics” to share, yet it’s choked by the weight of artistic pretension and perfectionism. A highly overrated actor, Redmayne in particular is annoying as the preening and self-absorbed Einar, staring at himself in a mirror or continually batting his eyes and acting overly feminine throughout the story.
Rather than being compelling, THE DANISH GIRL is too reflective to fully engage even honest-minded secular viewers. Of course, the politically correct nature of this movie ensures that many pro-homosexual people probably will rave about it. The truth, however, is that THE DANISH GIRL is bad art as well as being annoying and offensive.
In reality, of course, a person can’t really “change their sex.” It’s a biological, scientific impossibility. Also, surveys show that, most of the people who undergo such operations, end up being very unhappy, leading to a higher than average suicide rate. Recently, a father with seven children decided to believe he’s a 7-year-old girl and went to live with another family, probably to escape his adult parental duties. Obviously, believing that you were born the wrong sex is a mental delusion that can be quite psychotic.
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