Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother (Bette Midler) is to send him to live with his straight-laced father (Larry Pine), Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don't understand him, the fearless Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging the school's reigning mean girl (Abigail Breslin) for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes.
Reasons to Buy
- Freak Show is one of the most inspiring and entertaining gay movies so far this year - featuring Alex Lawther's absolute best performances yet (despite his young age, has a resume full of great ones.
- The film was adapted from the bestselling novel by the iconic James St. James and directed by the Fabulous Trudie Styler (Sting's wife, sure, but she's more than just that).
- The cast is packed with great actors, including Bette Midler in a fantastic off-the-wall performance. Even tennis legend John Mcenroe is terrific as les-than-supportive gym coach.
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