Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast and Director, Jonathan Butterell, Talk With Joe Vore
Based on a British Documentary series turned into a stage musical, the new film Everybody's talking about Jamie opened this weekend in select theaters. FlickDirect Correspondent, Joe Vore, talks with the cast and director about playing these characters and some of the challenges they faced.
ABOUT EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End, about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue-collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting and to see the value in facing adversity and stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.