Renee Gracie, former supercar racer turned OnlyFans star, is getting a government funded Stan exclusive documentary made about her.
Stan, the Australian streaming service known for its original productions, has announced the commission of a new Stan Original Documentary, Revealed: Renee Gracie. Led by an all-female creative team, the documentary follows Renee Gracie, the first Australian woman to compete full-time in Supercars in fourteen years, as she attempts to re-enter V8 racing since retiring from the sport in 2017.
Revealed: Renee Gracie promises to be a compelling story about exploitation, empowerment, and resilience, showcasing what women have to do to succeed in a male-dominated industry. The documentary will use Renee’s individual experiences to explore these themes and will shed light on the challenges that women face in such industries.
The upcoming documentary is written and directed by Frances Elliott and Samantha Marlowe, who have a proven track record of crafting engaging documentaries, and produced by Cody Greenwood. The documentary will begin production this year with investment from Screen Australia, Screenwest, and Lotterywest, and it will be developed with assistance from the Australian government.
Renee Gracie began her racing career as a Go-Karting star and became the first female to compete in the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup in 2013 and 2014. After two seasons, she began professionally racing V8s in Supercars and was the first full-time female competitor in the category in fourteen years. In 2015, her Bathurst entry with Simona De Silvestro was the first all-female combination to contest the Great Race since 1998. Despite breaking records and achieving such feats, Renee found herself struggling to make a place for herself in a field heavily dominated by men and eventually retired in 2017.
However, Renee did not give up on her passion for racing and turned to OnlyFans to raise funds for her racing comeback. Within two years, Renee became Australia’s biggest earner on the site, and her success story will be featured in the upcoming documentary.
While the documentary will focus on Renee Gracie’s journey back into racing and her intention to re-enter as a wildcard for the iconic Bathurst 1000 race, it is important to note that her story sheds light on the broader issue of gender inequality, stigma, and prejudice in sport and beyond. The documentary promises to be a thought-provoking watch for those interested in exploring the complexities of modern-day femininity and success.
Stan’s original documentary slate Revealed is created in collaboration with award-winning journalists, filmmakers, and philanthropists from Australia and around the world. The slate has been a successful collaborative partnership that shares uniquely Australian stories from an outstanding collection of Directors, Producers, and Journalists, including the multi-award-winning Nick McKenzie from The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age and 60 Minutes and John Silvester from The Age. The Revealed slate showcases Stan’s commitment to investing in and producing local original documentaries that take a deep dive into Australian contemporary topics and issues and it is exciting to see a new addition to the slate with Revealed: Renee Gracie.
Screen Australia’s Head of Documentary, Alex West, expressed pride in supporting Frances Elliott, Samantha Marlowe, and Cody Greenwood, saying that they have a proven track record of crafting engaging documentaries. He also commended the upcoming documentary for shining a necessary light on gender inequality, stigma, and prejudice in sport and beyond, and for sharing honest insights into Renee’s empowering origin-turned-comeback story, making for a compelling watch on Stan.
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Cailah Scobie, also expressed excitement for the upcoming documentary, highlighting Stan’s dedication to producing bold, unique, and investigative content that is not seen on any other platform. She added that they can’t wait to work closely with Rush Films to tell Renee’s story and continue their commitment to investing in and producing local original documentaries.
For those unfamiliar with Stan, it is a streaming service that offers a wide range of movies and TV shows, including original productions such as the upcoming Revealed: Renee Gracie documentary. It has been a pioneer in the Australian streaming market, offering exclusive content to its subscribers since its launch in 2015. The platform has received critical acclaim for its original productions, and with the announcement of Revealed: Renee Gracie, it looks like Stan is continuing its tradition of producing thought-provoking and compelling content.
The upcoming Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Renee Gracie promises to be a compelling watch that explores the complexities of modern-day femininity and success, as well as gender inequality, stigma, and prejudice in sport and beyond. Led by an all-female creative team, the documentary will follow Renee Gracie’s journey back into racing and her intention to re-enter as a wildcard for the iconic Bathurst 1000 race. With investment from Screen Australia, Screenwest, and Lotterywest, and developed with assistance from Screen Australia, the documentary will begin production this year, and the release date is yet to be announced. It is exciting to see Stan continuing its tradition of producing bold, unique, and investigative content with the Revealed slate, and Revealed: Renee Gracie promises to be a must-watch for those interested in thought-provoking documentaries.