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Carlotta (2014)

Based on the extraordinary life of the iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer, Jessica Marais, stars as Carlotta. A universal story about identity, family, tolerance ... See full summary »

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Samantha Lang

Writer:

David Hannam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Marais ... Carol / Carlotta
Anita Hegh ... Evelyn Byron
Eamon Farren ... Danny / Ava
Andrew Lees ... Peggy
Socratis Otto Socratis Otto ... Christopher
Alex Dimitriades ... Angelo
Ryan Johnson ... Peter
Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor ... Shelia
Alan Dukes ... Sammy
Paul Capsis Paul Capsis ... Stefan
Damian de Montemas ... Lance
Gigi Edgley ... Jane
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Faye
Warwick Young ... Ted
Kai Lewins ... Young Richard
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Based on the extraordinary life of the iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer, Jessica Marais, stars as Carlotta. 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. Written by AnonymousB

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She had to be extraordinary just to be ordinary

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Карлотта See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Jessica Marais and Ryan Johnson teamed up again in Love Child See more »

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What a beautiful movie
8 March 2018 | by MariaLovesWentworthSee all my reviews

I was always wondering whos story it was when I watched Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert. Now I know. And I am grateful that I could watch this amazing true story. I was struggling with the fact that they casted the beautiful, the stunning Jessica Marais to play Carlotta and I thought it would have been better if they'd casted a transwoman or a drag queen. But then I saw original pictures and video clips of the real Carlotta and OMG, WOW.....what a beauty she was and still is! And now I think they did right to cast Jessica Marais who did a fantastic job. Yes, nobody would believe that she ever was a bloke - but that's the same with the real Carlotty/Carol. Beside the personal story of Carol this movie shows a bit of the time back then. Not much though but for those who know, it is enough. I enjoyed this movie.


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