Carlotta (Samantha Lang, 2014) wr. David Hannam in consultation with Carlotta, prod. Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich; Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren, Caroline O'Connor, Socratis Otto, Andrew Lees, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis; biopic of transgender person Carol 'Carlotta' Spencer (born Richard Byron) of Les Girls; telemovie for Channel 2; shot Sydney May 2013
Perhaps it was in an attempt to make a television audience feel more comfortable that a woman was cast as the Richard Byron who became the transgender Carlotta. It looked to me like a mistake at least, if not something like cowardice: a failure to really go into the subject. Similarly, there was little interest in why the eponymous main character felt the need to change: it was simply presented as being the case. So it ended up as a merely entertaining telemovie.
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