Skip to comments.Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Husband and Wife
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 ...
Another perversion movie. Hollywood sure is inspiring these days.
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.
I guess we have some light entertainment as the country goes down the tubes . . .
Not the Chaz Bono story?
Looks like two characters out of the wax museum.
Wonder why they didn’t choose a man to play the role of a cross dressing, transexual man?
men are not referred to as she - never will be
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.
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.
Turner Movie Classics can run a marathon:
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
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!
Victor Victoria Redux.
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........
Yay. Can’t wait. I haven’t looked forward to a film this much since Broke bum Mountain.
There is no role too low for the Hollyweird to play.
What a “Puke-O-Rama!” cough, cough HURL!
Hollywood and its self serving movies....Barf pizza!
A crappy movie that will bomb at the box office and receive all the awards from Hollyweird.
Is it just me,or does the one on the right look like Ronald McDonald?
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 ;)
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.
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.
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.
I think Gwynneth Paltrow is better suited to play the man (I saw her topless in that Young Shakespeare movie...)
I'd sure like to know what this surgery entailed. Building a uterus out of scrap apparently isn't easy.
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.
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.
I think Chaz Bono looks like janet Napolitano now. And Kevin James
Isn’t that Zero’s mother on the right? ;-)
Nah, Chaz looks like a dead-ringer for Charlie Weis.
I’ve never even heard of Percy...Probably lucky in that respect. (What about Victor/Victoria, though? And Doctor Jekyl and Sister Hyde? )
I never saw it, but I saw a picture of VR in The Golden Turkey Awards, pretending to be transexual male. She looked absurd!
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
I think South Park has definitively dealt with the topic.
Makes about as much sense as a dolphinoplasty. Game, set, match.
Well, I see Harpo and Groucho; where is ....?
So who plays the part of Butchy Boy?
(or is that b*tchy boy?)
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