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'Danish Girl' Follows Pioneering Transgender Woman's Choice for Authentic Life

The Danish Girl, by Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper, tells the real-life story of artist Einar Wegener, the first person known to undergo sex reassignment. Set in Copenhagen in the early 20th century, the film focuses on Einar and his wife, Gerda, a portraitist, and how their relationship is tested when he realizes he's a woman trapped in a man's body. Initially, it seems as if nothing could cloud the love between the bohemian couple, until Einar agrees to pose as a woman for...

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