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Queer film ‘Everyone’s talking about Jamie’ has glitzy premiere night in London

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Newcomer Max Harwood performs the titular function and stated he felt it was necessary for queer illustration

Stars and forged members walked the pink carpet in London on Monday for the premiere of the film adaptation of the musical “Everyone’s Talking About Jamie.”

The musical relies on the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old boy from the small British city of Sheffield who desires of changing into a drag queen. Central to the storyline is Jamie’s robust relationship together with his mom.

Newcomer Max Harwood performs the titular function and informed Reuters he felt it was necessary for queer illustration that the story be informed around the globe.

“It’s necessary that queer tales additionally turn out to be common and that they don’t turn out to be sidelined as queer movies,” Harwood stated. “Everybody can relate to rising up and looking for their place in the world.”

The musical opened on the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2017 and was taken to London’s West Finish in the identical yr. The UK tour started in 2020, and the musical is because of make its American premiere in Los Angeles subsequent yr.

Actual-life Jamie, who first informed his story in a tv documentary in 2011, stated he was thrilled it could now attain extra individuals by means of the film.

“As homosexual characters normally, it’s possible you’ll be a secondary character or one thing in the background or put in for jokes, whereas this film and present is about placing Jamie on the centre of all of it and that doesn’t occur fairly often,” stated Campbell.

The film and stage productions are directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by John MacRae, with music by The Feeling rock band’s frontman Dan Gillespie Sells. That is the primary film for all three and was the primary theatre present for MacRae and Gillespie Sells.

Shobna Gulati reprises her on-stage function as parental determine Ray, whereas actress Lauren Patel performs Jamie’s greatest buddy, Pritti Pasha.

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