The Danish Girl (film)
The Danish Girl is a 2015 film based on the novel of the same name, which was a fictionalized account of the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener in Denmark in 1882, Lili was a successful painter before her transition and was married to fellow artist Gerda Wegener (née Gottlieb), who is best known for her lesbian erotica. Lili often presented as a woman in the 1910s and 1920s, when she was introduced by Gerda as Einar's sister. She underwent a series of then-experimental sex reassignment surgeries beginning in 1930, but sadly died in 1931 of complications from an attempted uterus transplant.
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