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* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[UsefluNotes/{{Bisexual}} Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.

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* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[UsefluNotes/{{Bisexual}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Bisexual}} Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.


* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[BiTheWay Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.

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* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[BiTheWay [[UsefluNotes/{{Bisexual}} Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.


* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her move leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[BiTheWay Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.

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* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her move leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[BiTheWay Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.

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** Gerda Wegener notably painted a large body of lesbian erotic paintings, this fact is completely omitted from the story.


* TransEqualsGay: Lili's attraction to Gerda diminishes the more she transitions to her new identity, with her specifically telling a doctor that their sex life has come to a halt.


* TheQueensLatin: The characters are ostensibly Dutch and French, but speak in British accents.

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* TheQueensLatin: The characters are ostensibly Dutch Danish and French, but speak in British accents.


* TransEqualsGay: Einar's attraction to Gerda diminishes the more he transitions to his new identity as Lili, with him specifically telling a doctor that their sex life has come to a halt.

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* TransEqualsGay: Einar's Lili's attraction to Gerda diminishes the more he she transitions to his her new identity as Lili, identity, with him her specifically telling a doctor that their sex life has come to a halt.

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* HideYourLesbians: An odd example, as the film deals openly with LGBT themes, but this is still applied to Gerda. The film has her move leave Lili after her transition, and explicitly states that her coming out ended their sex life. In real life, they never stopped living together, and some comments from Gerda indicate that [[BiTheWay Lili's coming out did not diminish her attraction to her]]. Perhaps the creators thought audience couldn't handle a main character who was both a trans woman and in a lesbian relationship.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Far from struggling with her spouse's identity, the real Gerda Gottlieb was highly supportive all through Lili's transition, and remained close with Lili until her death.

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Far from struggling with her spouse's identity, the real Gerda Gottlieb was highly supportive all through Lili's transition, and remained close with Lili until her death.


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** Rather than [[spoiler: dying after her second operation]], the real life Lili Elbe had several successful surgeries, and died from an unsuccessful womb transplant, performed by a completely different surgeon (something which is only just on the verge of becoming possible thanks to organ rejection).

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* TheQueensLatin: The characters are ostensibly Dutch and French, but speak in British accents.


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* TransTribulations: It's about Lili dealing with being trans.


A 2000 novel by David Ebershoff, ''The Danish Girl'' is based on the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex-reassignment surgery. A film version, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Creator/EddieRedmayne and Creator/AliciaVikander, was released in 2015 after spending over a decade in DevelopmentHell.

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A 2000 novel by David Ebershoff, ''The Danish Girl'' is based on the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex-reassignment surgery.surgery (also known as gender affirmation or gender confirmation surgery). A film version, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Creator/EddieRedmayne and Creator/AliciaVikander, was released in 2015 after spending over a decade in DevelopmentHell.

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* TransEqualsGay: Einar's attraction to Gerda diminishes the more he transitions to his new identity as Lili, with him specifically telling a doctor that their sex life has come to a halt.


* YourCheatingHeart: Subverted, as it's emotional rather than physical. Despite clearly being tempted, Gerda rebuffs Hans' advances, explicitly telling him, "I'm still married to Einar", while Lili's fling with Henrik never goes beyond a few kisses.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Subverted, as it's emotional rather than physical. Despite clearly being tempted, Gerda rebuffs Hans' advances, explicitly telling him, "I'm still married to Einar", while Lili's fling with Henrik never goes beyond a few kisses.kisses.
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* TransEqualsGay: Or bisexual, rather. Lili appears to struggle with an attraction to men and women before, during, and after her transition.


-->--'''Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe'''

A 2000 novel by David Ebershoff, ''The Danish Girl'' is based on the life of Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex-reassignment surgery. A film version, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Creator/EddieRedmayne and Creator/AliciaVikander, was released in 2015 after spending over a decade in DevelopmentHell.

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-->--'''Einar Wegener/Lili -->--'''Lili Elbe'''

A 2000 novel by David Ebershoff, ''The Danish Girl'' is based on the life of Einar Wegener/Lili Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex-reassignment surgery. A film version, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Creator/EddieRedmayne and Creator/AliciaVikander, was released in 2015 after spending over a decade in DevelopmentHell.



* HappilyMarried: Gerda and Lili start out as this and struggle to maintain it as Lili struggles with his other identity and eventually transitions. [[spoiler: Although estranged at some points, they reconcile just before Lili passes away.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The two guys who harass Lili in the park. Ironically, when they ask her if she's a lesbian, she's actually ''pleased'' that at least she's been taken for a woman. But as the taunting escalates and their comments indicate that they genuinely don't know what she is (her appearance is very androgynous), she gets fed up and punches one of them, only to be beaten up by both.

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* HappilyMarried: Gerda and Lili start out as this and struggle to maintain it as Lili struggles with his her other identity and eventually transitions. [[spoiler: Although estranged at some points, they reconcile just before Lili passes away.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The two guys who harass Lili in the park. Ironically, when they ask her if she's a lesbian, she's actually ''pleased'' that at least she's been taken for a woman. But as the taunting escalates and their comments indicate that they genuinely don't know what gender she is (her appearance is very androgynous), she gets fed up and punches one of them, only to be beaten up by both.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Einar, before he transitions into Lili.

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