Carlotta (ABC telemovie)

June 16 2014
by emma

I’m really looking forward to watching Carlotta this Thursday.  The ABC TV movie spans the early formative and difficult years of Les Girls Cabaret female impersonator, then transgender pioneer Carlotta through the socially turbulent 1960s and 70s in Kings Cross, Sydney.  The role of Carlotta is played by Jessica Marais of Love Child (another great TV production this year!).  Carlotta is said to have inspired the very funny and awesome 90s movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (FYI the soundtrack to this movie is epic, a few years later it became a staple soundtrack to our sharehouse living room dancing on many a party night).

I also fondly remember my parents talking about seeing Les Girls a few times in the Cross in their 1970s partying days, they loved it.


Movie poster is the property of:  ABC Television, TV series, Australia, 2014

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  1. I am a little surprised about the casting. I don’t think they could have found a more petite, feminine actor if they tried. Although no doubting Marais’ talent.

    1. That occurred to me as well actually. When I spotted the video though, Jessica seemed a good fit for the role. Hard shoes to fill for anyone I guess.

    1. Hi Maritza

      I had a look at the ABC shop online but they only have the DVD currently. Maybe email them and ask them? The soundtrack may not have been released yet.

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