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Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Husband and Wife
The Telegraph ^ | 09 Nov 2009 | Anita Singh

Posted on 11/09/2009 1:04:38 PM PST by nickcarraway

Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow are to play husband and wife in a new film about the world's first post-operative transsexual.

Kidman will play Einar Wegener, the Danish artist who was born a man and married illustrator Gerda Gottlieb in 1904.

Charlize Theron was originally attached to play Gottlieb, but Paltrow has now signed on for the role, according to Variety.

The film, The Danish Girl, will be produced by Kidman's own company, Blossom Films. It is based on the international best-seller of the same name by David Ebershoff.

Eimar was said to have discovered his true inclinations when he stood in for a female model who was due to pose for one of Gottlieb's paintings, dressing in women's clothes and make-up.

He became a regular model for Gottlieb, which scandalised Copenhagen society when the secret came out. The couple moved to the more liberal-minded Paris, where Wegener adopted the alter ego of Lili Elbe.

Wegener and Gottlieb maintained their unconventional marriage until 1929, when Wegener embarked upon a series of sex change operations. The marriage was annulled - as both were now women, the King of Denmark declared it invalid - and Gottlieb went on to wed an Italian diplomat.

In 1931, Wegener died after undergoing a final operation which she hoped would enable her to have children.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blossomfilms; culturewar; einarwegener; gerdagottlieb; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; kidman; lavendermafia; lilielbe; paltrow; pornification; revisionisthistory; samesexmarriage; thedanishgirl; transexual
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1 posted on 11/09/2009 1:04:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

"Well, isn't that special....

2 posted on 11/09/2009 1:06:27 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: nickcarraway

Another perversion movie. Hollywood sure is inspiring these days.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 1:07:02 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: nickcarraway

Mega bomb, coming up!

Didn’t we alreay see this and it was called “The Crying Game”?

Actually, I never saw that piece of crap either.


4 posted on 11/09/2009 1:07:24 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

?????!!!!!

I guess we have some light entertainment as the country goes down the tubes . . .


5 posted on 11/09/2009 1:07:34 PM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: johniegrad
The, ummm, real happy couple. Can you guess who's who?


6 posted on 11/09/2009 1:08:17 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: nickcarraway

Not the Chaz Bono story?


7 posted on 11/09/2009 1:09:18 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Puppage

Looks like two characters out of the wax museum.


8 posted on 11/09/2009 1:09:33 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: nickcarraway

Wonder why they didn’t choose a man to play the role of a cross dressing, transexual man?


9 posted on 11/09/2009 1:10:18 PM PST by Just A Reader
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To: nickcarraway

pronoun abuse

men are not referred to as she - never will be


10 posted on 11/09/2009 1:10:28 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: nickcarraway

Will become one of those typical multiple Academy Award winning films that nobody goes to see. The Hollyweirdos will not be able to contain themselves.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 1:11:03 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: nickcarraway

The subject: Einar Wegener (left) underwent sex-change surgery in 1930. This was a result of years of modeling as a woman named Lili. After the surgery she adopted the name Lili Elbe permanently.

12 posted on 11/09/2009 1:11:34 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow are to play husband and wife in a new film about the world's first post-operative transsexual.

Turner Movie Classics can run a marathon:


13 posted on 11/09/2009 1:11:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Puppage

Object of her affection: Lili discovered her feminine side when she modeled for artist Gerda Gottlieb. She remained the subject of Gerda's paintings for years. The two married in 1904, even though the marriage was discredited by the King of Denmark

14 posted on 11/09/2009 1:12:47 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Forgot one more...


15 posted on 11/09/2009 1:13:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm sure it will be a real knee slapper of comedy ;-0
16 posted on 11/09/2009 1:14:36 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Just A Reader

Because men, as a general rule, make ugly women. And if the character is ugly, chances are it will be harder for audiences to accept the idea that nothing is wrong with it. But if you put two hot chicks together, then you’ve got lipstick lesbian sex, and that’s cool, bruh!


17 posted on 11/09/2009 1:14:52 PM PST by Melpomene (Proud member of the Who Dat nation.)
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To: Just A Reader
Wonder why they didn’t choose a man to play the role of a cross dressing, transexual man?

Victor Victoria Redux.

18 posted on 11/09/2009 1:17:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: johniegrad
Produced by Kidman’s own company “Blossom”.

Pretty much guarantees a failure. Like Brokeback Mountain, these heavily favored and acclaimed “masterpieces” should gross thousands of dollars. Like most of the latest Hollywierd “masterfeces”. And they will try to cram them down our throats.

They never learn........

19 posted on 11/09/2009 1:18:21 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: nickcarraway

Yay. Can’t wait. I haven’t looked forward to a film this much since Broke bum Mountain.


20 posted on 11/09/2009 1:19:14 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Melpomene; Just A Reader
Because feminist lesbian audiences are not going to go see a movie about two "women" if one is played by a man, no matter how good he is.



21 posted on 11/09/2009 1:20:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Puppage
Judging by the bulge in her skirt, I would say the one on the “Left”. (No pun intended.)
22 posted on 11/09/2009 1:21:00 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: nickcarraway

There is no role too low for the Hollyweird to play.


23 posted on 11/09/2009 1:33:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: a fool in paradise
You also forgot 1986's Second Serve, starring Vanessa Redgrave. It was about Renee Richards aka Richard Radley. But it was just a made-for-TV.
24 posted on 11/09/2009 1:34:46 PM PST by kaylar
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To: nickcarraway

What a “Puke-O-Rama!” cough, cough HURL!


25 posted on 11/09/2009 1:37:38 PM PST by Pilated
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To: nickcarraway

Hollywood and its self serving movies....Barf pizza!


26 posted on 11/09/2009 1:37:42 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: nickcarraway

A crappy movie that will bomb at the box office and receive all the awards from Hollyweird.


27 posted on 11/09/2009 1:39:32 PM PST by airborne (As long as Muslims are a "protected species", all Americans are an "endangered species".)
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To: TexasCajun

Is it just me,or does the one on the right look like Ronald McDonald?


28 posted on 11/09/2009 1:42:20 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Notwithstanding

pronoun abuse...haha..that’s great! I just finished several pages of pronoun review with my homeschooled son and I do believe you are right ;)


29 posted on 11/09/2009 1:46:22 PM PST by MTMS
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To: kaylar

Every example I cited except perhaps Percy (which I think was just about a penis transplant, not transexual surgery) was created deliberately AS an exploitation film. Now Hollyweird pretends that it’s being “sensitive”. It’s still about selling tickets and making money.


30 posted on 11/09/2009 1:48:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Pretty much guarantees a failure.

Maybe Nicole Kidman needs a project that'll lose money for tax purposes. The Beatles made Help! because they needed to spend less time in England as a tax dodge.

Maybe it's a Springtime For Hitler investment project. Who knows.

31 posted on 11/09/2009 1:50:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: nickcarraway
Mrs WBill will be all over this. She likes slooooooooow movies where people sit around talking about their feelings, and crying a lot. Subtitles are a bonus.

I rate movies by the number of explosions, and the number of scantily clad women. Plot is a bonus.

I won't be seeing this flick.

32 posted on 11/09/2009 1:52:22 PM PST by wbill
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To: nickcarraway

I think Gwynneth Paltrow is better suited to play the man (I saw her topless in that Young Shakespeare movie...)


33 posted on 11/09/2009 1:53:44 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway
In 1931, Wegener died after undergoing a final operation which she hoped would enable her to have children.

I'd sure like to know what this surgery entailed. Building a uterus out of scrap apparently isn't easy.

34 posted on 11/09/2009 1:54:04 PM PST by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: kaylar
Re: Second Serve....

I spent three loooooong classes in HS Civics watching that piece of crap. My teacher was trying to make a point, or something.

All she accomplished was to provide comic fodder for a bunch of not-so-sexually-liberated teenaged guys.

Good post. I'd forgotten all about that junk.

35 posted on 11/09/2009 1:57:39 PM PST by wbill
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To: wbill
Reminds me of that Independent Flick "Witness to Denial" on South Park:

CANDICE Who are you to judge my womanly soul? The Goddess flames that burn in my memory aren't dark. Dare you call them dark! Here lies the Goddess truth of my body.

CANDICE The Goddess that cries, "Freedom!" Here is the Goddess truth of my womanly being You are my blossom, my flame. When we make love, it's like the sun is right outside the door.

HER BLOSSOM Then make love to me, right now.

36 posted on 11/09/2009 1:58:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Blech!


37 posted on 11/09/2009 1:59:24 PM PST by madison10
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To: Sherman Logan
"Building a uterus out of scrap apparently isn't easy."...
38 posted on 11/09/2009 2:00:43 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: A CA Guy

I think Chaz Bono looks like janet Napolitano now. And Kevin James


39 posted on 11/09/2009 2:05:38 PM PST by ronniesgal
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To: Puppage

Isn’t that Zero’s mother on the right? ;-)


40 posted on 11/09/2009 2:06:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: ronniesgal

Nah, Chaz looks like a dead-ringer for Charlie Weis.


41 posted on 11/09/2009 2:06:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve never even heard of Percy...Probably lucky in that respect. (What about Victor/Victoria, though? And Doctor Jekyl and Sister Hyde? )


42 posted on 11/09/2009 2:07:39 PM PST by kaylar
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To: wbill

I never saw it, but I saw a picture of VR in The Golden Turkey Awards, pretending to be transexual male. She looked absurd!


43 posted on 11/09/2009 2:08:50 PM PST by kaylar
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To: kaylar

I only know of Percy from the Kinks’ soundtrack album.

And my references were to surgical films.

Maybe they’ll have the Butthole Surfers loan some concert footage for the music video.


44 posted on 11/09/2009 2:12:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: kaylar

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Percy/70025038

After he’s injured in an accident, Edwin (Hywel Bennett) becomes the recipient of the world’s first penis transplant in this raunchy 1971 British comedy. But he begins to question his identity as he wonders about the previous escapades of his new body part. Setting out to discover who donated “Percy,” Edwin soon has some interesting encounters with the deceased man’s wife and many lovers. Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland co-star.


45 posted on 11/09/2009 2:20:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: dfwgator
OK...So a while back I got dragged to an "Independent Movie Festival" by Mrs WBill.

I said, and I quote: "This is going to suck. The movies are all going to have subtitles (I hate subtitles) and they'll be about a bunch of gays exploring their feelings."

Mrs WBill, of course, said "Nononononono. Nothinglikethat. It'll be fun. Trust me."

The first movie onscreen was subtitled, and about a couple of German Lesbians. Think "Witness to Denial", only without the hot chicks, great dialog, and high standards of acting+editing.

I stand vindicated. And, I've not let her forget about it, yet. It's been about 10 years, though. I've pretty much used it up and beaten it to death. :-)

46 posted on 11/09/2009 2:25:39 PM PST by wbill
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To: Puppage

Too easy. The person on the left has a man’s forearm and a man’s hairline and jaw. It’s just a heavier skull.

Yuck.


47 posted on 11/09/2009 2:31:46 PM PST by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think South Park has definitively dealt with the topic.

Makes about as much sense as a dolphinoplasty. Game, set, match.


48 posted on 11/09/2009 3:01:01 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Puppage

Well, I see Harpo and Groucho; where is ....?


49 posted on 11/09/2009 3:12:58 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: nickcarraway

So who plays the part of Butchy Boy?

(or is that b*tchy boy?)

50 posted on 11/09/2009 3:18:56 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (That smell of death...be seeing ya big casino)
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