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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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

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19 June 2014 (Australia)  »

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

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sensational an absolute MUSTsee
11 October 2015 | by (gold coast) – See all my reviews

This movie Brought back so many memories of friends, a nd acquaintances from my early 20's when i was living in Sydney in the early 1980's. Rite up till 2007 I've personally met Carlotta on a number of occasions socially and professionally.I'm so lucky to have had the privilege of even working with many of Sydney's show girls making long life friends This film is really moving. actually a real tear jerker for me. Great real life story of what really went on in those days . I know cos I was there amongst it all living locally in Kings Cross and Darlinghurst and without a doubt "Quite frankly darlings" if you haven't seen it, its an absolute must watch. Love it, love it, love it. "Congratulations Carol " love from Adrian , in my heart forever! ...mean it x x x


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