Lola (Cha Cha Real Smooth)

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Portrayed by Vanessa Burghardt
Appears in Cha Cha Real Smooth
Year 2022

Lola is a supporting character in the American comedy-drama movie Cha Cha Real Smooth.

Character creation

The initial concept for the movie was developed by writer-director Cooper Raiff while in college.[1] They wanted to specifically cast an autistic actress for the role, and wound up finding Vanessa Burghardt after a nation-wide casting call.[2] She also helped with developing the character. This is her first movie role.[3] They also consulted with RespectAbility, a self-advocacy nonprofit for people with disabilities.[4]

The movie screened at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.[5]


Lola is stated to be autistic in the movie. She has a collection of potato mashers.

Lola's collection of potato mashers


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