Freak Show | June 29 – 5 July | Watershed
Based on the award-winning cult novel by legendary club kid James St. James, Freak Show is a wonderfully queer fish out of water high school comedy/drama about a gay teen who decides to enter a Homecoming Queen contest.
Born to be fierce and fashion-forward, Billy (Alex Lawther) is sent to stay with his dad after his party-loving mother (Bette Midler!) checks into rehab. His flamboyant Oscar Wilde-meets-Boy George style doesn’t go down too well at his new school, and he 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.
Boasting a brilliant soundtrack, jaw-dropping outfits and a feel-good story, this defiant coming of age tale is a rallying cry for letting your freak flag fly. All hail to everyone who dares to be different!