The film adaptation of the West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of a life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mum (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 Jamie also has to contend with an unsupportive father (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired careers advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids who attempt to rain on his sensational parade. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and to step out of the darkness into the spotlight.
The creative team from the stage musical of the same name return for the film– book writer and lyricist Tom MacRae writes the screenplay, composer Dan Gillespie Sells writes the music, and stage director Jonathan Butterell directs the film as his feature directorial debut.
The stage musical opened in the West End in 2017 and was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards– Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for John McCrea as Jamie New, Best Actress in a Musical for Josie Walker as Margaret New, Kate Prince as Best Theatre Choreographer, and Dan Gillespie Sells for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
You can watch the trailer below.