Paradise Not for Sale
Paradise Not For Sale
Filmed in Denmark in 1984, this documentary features interviews with Christine Jorgensen, Hanne Rasmusen & Thomas Holck. Directed by Teit Ritzau, who films Christine Jorgensen meeting with the two doctors who performed her first operations, which made headlines around the world in the 1950s. Also featured is Giorgia O'Brian who started cross-dressing when she began parodying opera dressed as a diva, and since appeared in several Federico Fellini films. Also interviewed is Thomas Holck, who after suffering through childhood as a girl underwent the operations necessary to change gender and has been happy about his new identity ever since. Also features historical footage showing Hitler's treatment of cross-dressers, and a clip from a 1919 film that indicates attitudes at that time to those who are "Different from the Others," as the title states.
© 2006