Freak Show is the story of Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) who once lived a fabulous life in Connecticut, with his equally fabulous mother, MUV (Bette Midler). This is Trudie Styler’s directorial debut and looks very funny, we are going to a screening this week and will report back.
But Billy suddenly finds himself shipped off to his father’s (Larry Pine) Southern mansion where he finds himself a fish out of water. With his extravagant and flamboyant attire, Billy finds he is very different from everyone in his new high school.
Yet despite the well-meant advice of his father and his housekeeper FLORENCE (Celia Weston) that he should just throw on some blue jeans, Billy is determined to be himself – even if that does mean wearing face glitter to school.
Watch the trailer here…