Anyone needing a good, ole’ fashioned effervescent uplift, look no further than the trailer for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new movie adaptation of the hit West End musical.
Based on a true story, the musical follows 16-year-old Jamie, an outcast gay boy in the British equivalent of high school. Jamie dreams of stardom, of a career performing on stage, but even his teachers discourage him from pursuing it. Jamie takes solace in his friendship with Pritti, a fellow school outcast bullied for being Muslim. Together the two begin to hatch an outrageous plot: Jamie will start performing in local drag clubs, before hitting up the prom in drag too.
The new film version, produced by Disney and 20th Century Films, stars newcomer Max Harwood, Lauren Patel and Oscar-nominee Richard E. Grant arrives in theatres (theoretically, anyway) January 22. Have a look, and prepare to get fabulous.