Carlotta

Produced by Riccardo Pellizzeri and Lara Radulovich
Directed by Samantha Lang
Glitter Pictures

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. While we all know her face, few of us have heard the real story of Australia’s most famous transsexual. Until now. Long before Australians knew what a transsexual was, Carlotta was pushing the boundaries of gender and sexuality. She was an ambassador for rebellion, freedom, and self-expression: a living, breathing symbol of emerging 60s liberalism. She was the legend
of Les Girls.

It’s a delight to be working with the Glitter Pictures team – Riccardo, Samantha and Lara on this production. Can’t reveal too much on the music at this stage, but it’s full of nostalgic ’60s gems. Carlotta air on the ABC June 2014.