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Carlotta - Production Cover


Television Movie

Based on the extraordinary life of the iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer, Carlotta is a universal story about identity, family, tolerance and acceptance, Carlotta lays bare the life of the confused teenager named Richard and his flight into the turbulence of the hedonistic sixties and seventies. Against the threat of criminal prosecution as well as social rejection, Carlotta emerges as the all conquering drag queen and performer. How many working class Balmain boys grow up to be showgirls? Not just any showgirl but a household name, a legend of Kings Cross, a daytime TV star, and a symbol of generational change. Spanning forty years, Carlotta is an uplifting celebration of finding your place in the world and making your mark against all odds.

Starring: Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child, Magic City, Packed to the Rafters, Needle, Two Fists, One Heart). Alex Dimiriades (Wake in Fright, Seven Types Of Ambiguity, Secret City, Wanted, The Principal, The Slap, Underbelly, Love My Way, Subterano, Young Lions, Ghost Ship, La Spagnola, Head On, Neighbours). Socratis Otto (Wentworth, My Mistress, I, Frankenstein, Serangoon Road, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Rake, Gone, Home and Away).

DirectorSamantha Lang
DOPToby Oliver ACS
ProductionRiccardo Pellizzeri, Jacqueline King, Lara Radulovich
Production CompanyStory Ark Productions, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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