The Danish Girl

2015 R 2h 0m Blu-ray / DVD

The Danish Girl

2015 R 2h 0m Blu-ray / DVD
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In 1930, Danish painter Einar Wegener elects to have gender-reassignment surgery, with the blessing of his wife, Gerda. This true-life narrative of personal courage also sheds light on the medical origins of transsexual surgery.
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Danish Girl is based on the true story of the first transgender person to attempt a sex-change operation (played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne), and it could prove inspiring to transgender/LGTBQ viewers and those connected to or concerned about them. The sexual content and discussions about transgenderism are handled thoughtfully and carefully, but you can expect scenes of graphic male and female nudity (including full-frontal images) and sex. Bullies beat up the main character (some blood shown), and there are some intense discussions. Language isn't really an issue, but because the story is set in the 1920s, characters smoke cigarettes frequently. There's also cigar smoking, social drinking (champagne), and some prescription pill use.

Sexual Content

Male character's naked bottom shown -- also full-frontal view (in front of a mirror), with tucked-in penis. Naked female breasts and bottom. A man watches a woman stripping and caressing herself in a "peep show" booth. A transgender woman and a man kiss; he grabs her crotch. A married couple has sex in bed and is comfortable with each other undressing. A book includes an explicit drawing of a penis. Sexy nightgown.


Two bullies beat Lili up. Bloody face. A bloody nose. Arguing. Brief fish gutting.



Social Behavior

Explores the emotional and spiritual pain of feeling trapped, as well as the social problems that come with being misunderstood (and seen as a "freak"). Offers empathy and support for people who want to express who they are inside.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigarette and cigar smoking. Drinking champagne in a social setting. Main character takes prescription pills.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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