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The Real Danish Girls: Meet the Trans Pioneers Before Laverne Cox & Caitlyn Jenner

The Real Danish Girls: Meet the Trans Pioneers Before Laverne Cox & Caitlyn Jenner
Focus Features’ “The Danish Girl,” opening Nov. 27 in a limited run, stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, a real-life pioneer in sex-reassignment surgeries that took place in 1930-31. Alicia Vikander plays Gerda Wegener, Elbe’s supportive wife.

In 2015, transgender people are in the news daily, but Elbe’s story was virtually unknown at the time. Reports of sex-reassignment were so rare that the world was shocked more than 20 years later to hear of Christine Jorgensen. She had been George Jorgensen from the Bronx but became a woman thanks to surgery — in Denmark, interestingly enough.

The New York Daily News on Dec. 1, 1952 ran a story headlined “Ex-g.I. Becomes Blonde Bombshell.” And people around the world began to realize that gender was not an absolute either/or fact. Jorgensen was the subject of stories in newspapers and the relatively new medium of television. So she did what any enterprising celebrity would
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Botched Patient Loves "Being a Chick With a Dick" But Has Problem With Nipples—See the Clip!

In the above Botched sneak peek, we meet Daniella "Two Spirits" Mendes.  This patient does not fully identify as a male or a female, just as a human. Daniella was born a male, but then transitioned to a woman but getting breast implants, and later decided to remove those implants, which she now regrets. She explains, "When I first saw myself without breast implants, I was gagging." After having that procedure, her chest never fully recovered. She adds, "My nipple literally goes into my skin and up, underneath my muscle."  She hopes the doctors will be willing to form some type of peck implant that could be passed as a male or female chest depending on the circumstances....
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'Two Spirits,' life and death of Fred Martinez, PBS Independent Lens June 14 (Videos)

Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead he was murdered. PBS brings the documentary, "Two Spirits" which interweaves the tragic story of a mother.s loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn.t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Lydia Nibley.s "Two Spirits" explores the life and death of Fred Martinez and the ancient Native American two-spirit tradition. Two Spirits will premiere on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, hosted by America Ferrera, on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Denver Film Festival announces full lineup

The only big film festival in my own backyard is back and it runs from November 12th through the 22nd. While it caters more to heavy run fest material and arthouse film, they do have some of the more interesting films playing this year:

Ryan Ward's excellent Son of the Sunshine which is one of my favorite films of the year. (review)

The weird, lengthy comedy The Revenant (review)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

and much more. Program after the break!

In Competition

Children of Invention

Two first-generation Chinese kids in suburban Boston find themselves on their own after their desperate mother is unwittingly involved in a pyramid scheme and arrested. Older brother Raymond takes a page from her marketing seminars to start creating a life for himself and his sister - casting a strange, pint-sized reflection on the American Dream.

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