The Danish Girl script
Synopsis: With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.

GERDA:

Do you know what time it is?

He smiles, sweetly suggestive of pleasure to come...

EINAR:

Time you came back to bed?

GERDA:

No - I’m ready to start work.

EINAR:

Draw down the blinds.

She holds back, teases a little.

GERDA:

I told you, I...

EINAR:

Gerda...

GERDA:

What?

(CONTINUED)

26/11/15

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CONTINUED:

She takes him in, smiling up at her. Shakes her head.

GERDA (cont’d)

Your face... You think I can’t resist

you...

EINAR:

Do you want to resist me?

She approaches the edge of the bed, smiling herself now.

GERDA:

No. But I’d like you to ask nicely

so I don’t feel such a pushover...

Einar reaches towards her.

EINAR:

Gerda Wegener - my life, my wife...

He pulls her into bed... A skittish piano comes up as they

laugh, begin to make love. Continues over:

EXT. STREET OUTSIDE COPENHAGEN OPERA HOUSE

Einar crosses the road, heads for the Opera House.

INT. OPERA HOUSE, STAGE DOOR

Einar greets the doorman, THORBJORN.

EINAR:

Thorbjorn.

STAGE DOORMAN:

Mr Wegener.

INT. OPERA HOUSE, COSTUME SHOP, ONE MONTH LATER, DAY

Einar walks between racks of clothes that hang in two tiers

so the ruffled and feathered hems of jewel-coloured gowns

brush his cheeks. An explicit sensual pleasure, which Einar

is conscious of but feels no need to investigate. He pauses.

The ARIA ceases, he hears women CHATTING, sometimes DROPPING

THEIR VOICES, emitting DIRTY LAUGHS, which make him smile and

wonder. A stolen intimacy. Einar spies on Ulla, below

ULLA (O.S.)

Tighter!

Ulla is being pulled into a corset by a DRESSER. Einar leans

forward for a better view... She spots him - is delighted,

breaks free for a moment.

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Lucinda Coxon

Lucinda Coxon is an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Her feature screenplays include The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint; and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, and Paul Bettany. She collaborated with . more…

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