Aside from the incredible true story, one of the most wonderful and inspiring parts of Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl are the costumes. Set in 1926 Copenhagen, The Danish Girl follows painter Lili Elbe (played by Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne) during her journey as a transgender woman with the support of her artist wife Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). The period clothing, like all clothing from Tom Hooper's films, is stunning. The costumes feature rich colors, a mixture of textures, and clothing as beautiful as Lili and Gerda's paintings. There's no wonder the film is nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design. (Not to mention Best Actor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Production Design.)
In this clip from the film, our two protagonists find a moment of happiness in trying on different outfits. Gerda adorns Lili with a different wigs options, she urges her to try on high heels, and they even share a sweet, tender kiss. It's a light, fun moment in a film that becomes rather dark and depressing. Lili Elbe's story is as inspiring as it is emotional, and this clip shows a rare moment of levity for the couple.
The Danish Girl is now on Digital HD and comes to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 1. Watch the exclusive clip below:
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