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Release Date: January 12th, 2018

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy discovers that he's like 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.

Cast: Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Bette Midler, Laverne Cox, Willa Fitzgerald, Celia Weston, Mickey Sumner

Director: Trudie Styler

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Flower Films, Bruno Wang Productions

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Underdog, Mother, Father, Family, Creative, Transformation, Rise, Pursuit, House, Spirited, Friendship, Endearing, 2010s, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Freak Show’s formula, fabulousness and feel-good messaging doesn’t sparkle so much as soak up the glow of its obvious predecessors. show more

  • What keeps it reasonably engaging...is an appealing central performance from Alex Lawther. show more

  • The results are a mixed bag of charm and calamity, marking the feature-length directorial debut of Trudie Styler who, in real life, is the wife of singing star Sting. She’s a talent worth watching. show more

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