The Danish Girl
March 31st was Transgender Day of Visibility, so our next Rialto Recommends is Tom Hooper's beautiful 2015 drama THE DANISH GIRL starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. THE DANISH GIRLserves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama. Rollling Stone raved "You can't take your eyes off Redmayne as a pioneer in gender reassignment surgery. And Vikander does wonders as a wife who stands by her woman." While the Hollywood Reporter said "If the movie remains safe, there's no questioning its integrity, or the balance of porcelain vulnerability and strength that Eddie Redmayne brings to the lead role." THE DANISH GIRL is streaming on Netflix or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others.