club kid James St. James’ book Freak Show is now a movie in theaters & on demand
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Directed by: Trudie Styler
Starring: Bette Midler, Laverne Cox, Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin & AnnaSophia Robb
Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) 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 forced 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.
You can watch the trailer above, and another clip below.
Freak Show, based on James St. James (of Party Monster fame)’s book of the same name, and starring Alex Lawther (who is in Netflxi’s The End of the F***ing World, is now available on demand, and opening in select theaters (dates and cities also listed below.)
It opens in NYC today (1/12) at IFC Center where Ian Nelson and director Trudie Styler are doing Q&A’s at Friday and Saturday screenings:
Last night in NYC was a premiere party (attended by Trudie’s husband Sting) that John Cameron Mitchell performed music from Hedwig at! Watch:
Lena Hall (of Hedwig on Broadway) played too:
Sting was there to support the film his wife directed: