British transgender activist and director Jake Graf granted us an email interview about his short film Headspace. Here’s how he describes the film: “Headspace gives a rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by trans folk on a daily basis.”
The Danish Girl
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. This year the major nominations feature many women led films and series with either lesbian or female transgender characters helming the lead roles.
The Danish Girl stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender persons to have sex-reassignment surgery. Alicia Vikander plays Lili’s wife, Gerda Wegener. Both were artists. The surgery took place in 1920s, but the story begins before that. We are going back to the beginning of the transgender movement and transgender acceptance in this film. We see …