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Hari Nef to Star in Candy Darling Biopic

Rising transgender star Hari Nef, making memorable turns in “And Just Like That…” and “Transparent,” is moving forward to a starring role in the upcoming Candy Darling biopic. “Transparent” writer Stephanie Kornick is behind the script detailing the career of the trans pioneer, who left Long Island behind for Manhattan and a life as one of Andy Warhol’s group of “superstars.” She appeared in the Warhol-produced films “Flesh” and “Women in Revolt” – in addition to the cult queer exploitation flick “Some of My Best Friends Are” – and was the subject of the Velvet Underground song “Candy Says” as well as a figure in Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids.” In other words, a short but shining life and an important part of queer cultural history. A film like this has the potential to be not just a gift to queer viewers but a chance to bring Nef’s star power to a wider audience. More news on this one when a title, director and more cast are announced.

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