Freak Show — Trailer


added: Fri, Dec 22nd '17

So, what happens when a gender-nonconforming teenager is forced to attend an ultra-conservative prep school -- well, the kid makes a valiant attempt to fit in with the rest of the students, but ultimately chooses to be free of fear by competing for the title of the next Homecoming Queen.

Starring rising English actor Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, Black Mirror) as seventeen-year-old gender-bending Homecoming Queen candidate Billy Bloom, "Freak Show" is based on the best-selling coming-of-age novel of the same name by former 90s New York club kid-turned-TV personality James St. James, who also wrote the 1999 true-crime memoir "Disco Bloodbath."

The film, which also stars Abigail Breslin, Ian Nelson, and AnnaSophia Robb with Bette Midler, Celia Weston, and Laverne Cox, is marking the feature directorial debut of English actress/film producer Trudie Styler (who is also known as the wife of musician Sting).

"Freak Show" hits theaters and VOD on January 12th. Watch the trailer, above.

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.


directed by   Trudie Styler

starring   Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, Celia Weston, Laverne Cox, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, John McEnroe, Larry Pine

release date   January 12, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

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