The Danish Girl is such a wonderful and moving story. It is based on a true story. The photography is just beautiful and there are some scenes that make you cry. It stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as the artist couple. It is set in 1920’s in beautiful Copenhagen. It starts off with an art exhibition and the celebration of Einar’s latest work and being in the top one. They are both drunk. Einar and Gerda are a loving couple of husband and wife with no kids.
“She propositioned me” Einar.
As soon as Gerda gives Einar the dress, the stockings, and the shoes- he starts to become interested in becoming a lady. He watches Gerda undress whilst in bed and takes off the stockings. He touches her in her private parts. “I’m your wife. I know everything” She says.
There is nudity, especially in the bed. They have sex and Einar is wearing lady’s undergarments. They have sex and later on Gerda sketches him in the bed.
Gerda is such a great sketcher. When she showed the buyer at the gallery he was happy and he wanted them.
Lili is so pretty. Prettiness is mentioned a lot in the movie.
Self-identity is another theme as Einar/Lili’s identity is questioned. It is questioned by Henrik and then by himself. Einah/Lili kisses Henrik and he wants her. Lili doesn’t know what she wants and then is confused. Infidelity is talked about here when Henrik kissed Lili and Einar tells Gerda. In my online journalism course, self-identity is talked about.
Henrik kisses Lili at the party and that brought Einar to question himself and get confused about his sexuality.
Einah collapses and is taken to the hospital. Einah has a chemical imbalance. He gets radiation.
The art gallery in Paris wants Gerda and she goes. Everyone loves the paintings that Gerda does. Whilst there he paints and becomes Lili again. And Gerda paints Lili again.
Then one night at the exhibition Gerda feels alone without Einah. “We do these things together”, Gerda. She is hurt and wanted her husband, but Lili could not do that. Gerda falls in love with Hans.
Einah finds out that he is homophobic and is bashed in the street by two guys. He is also schizophrenic and the doctors cannot help him. He is a woman inside. Then he gets a sex change operation which means letting Einah go.
Lili moves back to Copenhagen and she gets a job in a retail store. She is so skinny. And they all get along.
In the end, Einah and Lili die due to complications with the surgery. This scene really moved me to tears.