Action takes place in the 1920th years in Copenhagen. The illustrator and the artist Gerda Wegener asks the husband Einar Wegener to popozirovat as women's model. Portraits get popularity and Gerda continues to paint pictures with the husband as the woman. Einar likes own female appearance and he begins to live under the name of Lili Elbe. Subsequently Elbe becomes the first person who underwent surgical correction of a floor.