A truly inspiring story of one gay British teen's journey to becoming his most authentic and fabulous self as a young drag queen, the film is based on the award-winning English musical of the same name, which in turn was based on the 2011 television documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. Directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Tom MacRae (who wrote the lyrics and book of the original stage musical), Everybody's Talking About Jamie "follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage," the film's official description reads.
"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."
Everybody's Talking About Jamie premieres September 17 on Amazon Prime Video!