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Published on December 31st, 2011 | by Wild Gender


Glenn Close Tries “Passing” As Albert Nobbs (VIDEO)

Audiences will soon have the chance to see Glenn Close donning a top hat and 19th century binder in her role as Albert Nobbs, a male-identified waiter struggling with “passing.”

“Albert Nobbs” debuts in the U.S. on January 27, and buzz around the movie is nearly deafening–the film industry is already touting Close’s performance as Oscar-worthy.

According to the film’s website, “Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.”

Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Glenn Close, along with Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville and Gabriella Prekop, adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore.

A particular point of contention regarding the release of the film is its “R” rating in the U.S.  Apparently, there’s little “R” rated material whatever: a small nip of breast, almost no foul language, violence, or sex. The only thing potentially “R” is the gender narrative and a hint at lesbianism.

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