EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Director: Jonathan Butterell
Starring: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Sharon Horgan, Richard E. Grant, Emily Lancashire, Samuel Bottomley
The musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has won over audiences in the West End and has now been adapted for the big screen. The art of drag has exploded over the last decade thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s hitting a younger and younger audience including Jamie from Sheffield, England. The movie and its staged version is based on the true story of Jamie New, played by Max Harwood, who is celebrating his sixteenth birthday. It also happens to be career day at school where Jamie envisions himself being a celebrated performer, model, and drag queen. He’s relentlessly teased at school, and yet, Jamie finds himself driven even further to be his true authentic self. He decides to attend his prom in drag causing quite the uproar. His best friend Pritti, drag mentor Miss Loco Chanelle, and his mom all inspire him down his road to being a drag queen. In select theaters September 10 and will be streaming on Amazon Prime September 17
Here’s my review
And check out my interview with Max Harwood!