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The Lady and the Dale


The Lady and the Dale


The Lady and the Dale is a documentary television series that tells the story of Elizabeth Carmichael and her invention, the Dale. The series is directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker and premiered on HBO in January 2021. It consists of four episodes and uses a mix of archival footage, interviews, and animated reenactments to tell the story.

Elizabeth Carmichael was a trans woman who claimed to have invented a three-wheeled car called the Dale that would get 70 miles per gallon. She was able to secure investors and media attention for her invention, but it was later revealed to be a fraud. The series explores Carmichael's life and the events leading up to her arrest and trial.

The Lady and the Dale has been praised for its unique storytelling and its portrayal of Carmichael as a complex and sympathetic figure. The series has also been noted for its examination of the societal and legal challenges faced by trans individuals in the 1970s. The Lady and the Dale was nominated for several awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

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