‘Freak Show’ starring Alex Lawther (IFC Films)
Billy Bloom 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 is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, 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 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, Freak Show was written by Patrick J. Clifton and Beth Rigazio.
Stars Alex Lawther, Bette Midler, Larry Pine, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Willa Fitzgerald, and Laverne Cox