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Freak Show (MQFF Opening Night)

Billy Bloom decides to compete for homecoming queen in the film based on the novel by NYC Club Kid James St James

Melbourne Premiere

Based on the award winning cult novel by legendary club kid James St. James (who also wrote Party Monster) Freak Show is a wonderfully queer fish out of water comedy that is part Clueless and all fabulous.

Born to be fierce and fashion forward, young Billy (played by the excellent Alex Lawther, Departure MQFF 2016) is sent off to stay with his well-to-do dad after his party loving mother (Bette Midler at her boozy best) checks in for a stint in rehab. His flamboyant style doesn’t go down too well at his new school and he quickly makes an enemy out of the self-appointed mean girl (Abigail Breslin) when he decides to go up against her for the crown of homecoming queen.

Featuring memorable cameos from Laverne Cox and John McEnroe, this defiant coming of age tale is a rally cry for letting your ‘freak flag’ fly.

Opening Night

Ticket includes entry to our Opening Night Party after the screening with tunes by The Outpost’s Mr Weir!

  • DIRECTOR: Trudie Styler
  • Duration: 95 mins
  • Country: United States of America
  • Language: English
  • Date: 2017
  • Format: DCP, Colour
  • Courtesy: The Works Film Group
  • Source: The Works Film Group
  • Rating: Unclassified 18+


Event starts
Thursday 15 March, 2018
Event Ends
Thursday 15 March, 2018
Venue Address
Federation Square, Flinders St

Victoria, Melbourne

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