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The Danish Girl Follows Transgender Woman's Search for Authentic Life

  • Penelope Poulou

The Danish Girl, by Oscar winning filmmaker Tom Hooper, is a period love story of Einar and Gerda Wegener, famous painters living in Copenhagen in the 1920s. The bohemian couple's relationship is tested when Einar realizes he is a woman trapped in a man's body and decides to undergo sex reassignment surgery, uncharted territory at the time. The film is inspired by a true story. VOA's Penelope Poulou reports.

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