Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down,” his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy – we get a film with wit, heart and a dazzling cast. Starring Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb and Laverne Cox.
Preceded by WALK FOR ME; dir Elegance Bratton; 12 min
Hanna Kendricks is set to make her Femme Queen debut under the shimmering lights of New York’s Ballroom scene.