The first trailer for the drag queen/coming out movie, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, based on the hit London West End musical of the same name has arrived!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie stars movie newcomer Max Harwood as a 16-year-old schoolboy who dreams of becoming a transvestite performer while co-stars include Sarah Lancashire as his mother, Ralph Ineson as his father, Sharon Horgan as his teacher and Richard E Grant as his mentor.
The story revolves around Jamie’s tough life in Sheffield as a gay boy still in the closet who makes a plan to come out at his school’s senior prom in the most flamboyant way possible, as a drag performer.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie started off as a documentary about the boy, Jamie New, which was seen by a theatre producer who thought it had possibilities. It was developed into a musical in Sheffield before creating a sensation in the West End in 2017, where it’s still running (or would be, coronavirus allowing).
The film’s message? “Do what you want to do… Be who you want to be,” as Grant’s mentor character says in voiceover in the trailer.
I’d say that’s a pretty good message! Watch the trailer above.