You will not be in Venezia but want to watch movies? Here's the whole EsternoNotte program
Article about 'The Danish Girl' and 'About Ray', with a description of Lili's backstory and Out interview quotes. Intelligent approach of the transgender issues by a trans woman author rserven.
"I do get the point about the inappropriateness of using trans people who have already transitioned to portray transgender people who are just transitioning. But everyone knows the real reason to use cisgender people to play transgender people in films is the ability to use name actors in the cast in hopes of a bigger payday and more awards."
stephaniesoteriou: Eddie Redmayne: ‘Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition Is A Civil Rights Movement‘
"...On top of practically dripping with talent, being an ultimate fashion icon, and having the most beautifully freckled
face in history, Ed has now spoken out in support of Caitlyn Jenner and even had the guts to admit that he held
some serious misconceptions about the trans* community in the past..."
...Gaby Dellal gave an interview to Refinery29 about the upcoming "About Ray," an inter-generational story focusing on a transgender boy (Elle Fanning) and his supportive mother (Noami Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon). And unlike a recent interview in which Eddie Redmayne (who plays a transgender woman in another fall release, "The Danish Girl") offered thoughtful and respectful words on the community he's representing, Dellal presented herself quite problematically...
RESPECTFUL PORTRAYAL: The real Lili Elbe and Eddie Redmayne as Elbe
for The Danish Girl location filming in Copenhagen (source: bespokeredmayne)
Note: One of my Italian Redmayniac friends invited me to Venice to the Premiere. I can go, because Venice is not too far from where I live, so I hope that everything will be alright and finally I can meet Eddie. Root for me!