Cheryl has written a great piece on Candy Darling, the transgender superstar that influenced the alternative scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She was a friend of people like Andy Warhol and Lou Reed.
Andy cast her in 'Flesh' (1968) and 'Women in Revolt' (1971). Candy also had some cameo appearances in 'Klute' with Jane Fonda and 'Lady Liberty' with Sophia Loren. Candy tried hard to obtain the lead role in 'Myra Breckinridge' (1970) but lost out to Raquel Welch. She also obtained parts in some independent films such as, 'Silent Night, Bloody Night', 'Some of My Best Friends Are...' and 'Brand X'.Read the blog post here: Transsexual Superstar Candy Darling