Artist, witch, media whore... Rosaleen Norton shocked 1950's Australia with her brazen sex life, occult beliefs and provocative art.
An erotic tale of power and persecution
In 1950’s Sydney, radical artist Rosaleen Norton hits the headlines with allegations of satanic rituals, unexplained murders and sex orgies. Eventually the relentless scandals lead to the downfall of her famous high society lover. Told "in her own words", the film weaves stylized drama, dance, archive, interviews and showcases never before seen artworks and scrapbooks. The Witch of Kings Cross is the story of a fearless woman outlaw railing against fearful conservative forces. In many ways, Rosaleen's story offers haunting parallels to the modern world, where many hard-won freedoms are again being whittled away.