Rose Harlean

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Rose Harlean
Born4 July 1992

Rose Harlean (born July 4, 1992) Is a French actress, filmmaker and LGBT rights activist.

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In 2009, Rose Harlean began appearing in short films and as an extra in feature films such as Battle of the Year (2013) which was partially shot in her hometown of Montpellier.[1]

Harlean ventured into directing while still studying film at the University of Montpellier. Her 2013 short film Wild Horses was shot in Eastern Washington.[2] She also directed and acted in the short films Eternal Return (2017) and Dead Palms (2021) which were shot in English. [3]

Harlean is a trans woman.[4] As an activist for trans representation on screen, she welcomed Scarlett Johansson's choice not to appear as a trans man in the film Rub&Tug in 2018.[5] In 2020, she wrote an open letter in the magazine Têtu where she advocates for a better consideration of trans actors in French cinema. [4] In a 2021 interview with Les Inrockuptibles, she describes herself as hopeful when it comes to future representations. [6]

In 2021, she voiced the character of Çağla in the French version of the Netflix film Paper Lives.

References[change | change source]

  2. "Like father, like son". Sequim Gazette. March 24, 2014.
  3. "Rose Harlean".
  4. 4.0 4.1 ""Les acteurs et actrices trans existent !" : lettre ouverte au cinéma français - têtu·".
  5. Draper, James (July 13, 2018). "Scarlett Johansson withdraws from film after backlash from trans community". Irish Mirror.
  6. "Où sont les acteur·rices trans dans le cinéma français ? | Les Inrocks".

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