In Trudie Styler‘s feature directorial Freak Show, we’re all ‘freaks’. Ahead of next month’s cinematic release Maven Pictures has released the film’s official UK Trailer.
Based on the eponymous novel by iconic club kid James St. James, self-styled, gender-obliterating Billy Bloom. The story Bloom is no stranger to the big or small screen with Macauley Culkin playing the character in his first grown-up role since Richie Rich in 1994.
This time the job is left to Alex Lawther (Ghost Stories, The Imitation Game), less drug-fuelled more partying. Being yourself and not letting it affect you, no matter how weird or strange people think it is…
BILLY BLOOM (Alex Lawther), once lived a fabulous life in Connecticut, with his equally fabulous mother, MUV (Bette Midler). But when he is suddenly shipped off to his father’s (Larry Pine) Southern mansion, he finds himself a fish out of the water.
With his closet of extravagant and flamboyant attire, Billy is completely different from the cheerleaders, bible belles and beefy quarterbacks at his new high school. Yet despite the well-meant advice of his father and his housekeeper FLORENCE (Celia Weston) that he should just throw on some blue jeans, Billy is determined to be himself – even if that does mean wearing face glitter to school.
The film also stars Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, Larry Pine, John McEnroe, AnnaSophia Robb and Laverne Cox.
Freak Show will be released in the UK & Ireland on 22nd June. You can catch the film two ways, a limited cinema release and via demand on video.