THE DANISH GIRL Pictured: a decent actor. Also pictured: Eddie Redmayne.
  • THE DANISH GIRL Pictured: a decent actor. Also pictured: Eddie Redmayne.

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The Danish Girl takes place in the Expanded Universe of Oscar Bait, where the light is diffuse, all prostitutes are beautiful, everyone speaks vaguely accented English, and the only litter in the world is that plastic bag from American Beauty. Here, Eddie Redmayne—the reigning king of the EUOB—plays Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, a Danish painter who was one of the first people to undergo sex-reassignment surgery.

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