The phenomenal, award-winning debut feature of Georgia Oakley, Blue Jean powerfully evokes the experience of a closeted PE teacher in Thatcher-era England. Closeted at work, Jean (a tremendous Rosy McEwen) spends her nights with out-and-proud butch girlfriend Viv (Kerrie Hayes). But when a student spots her at a lesbian bar, Jean’s carefully compartmentalised life begins to crumble. Set in the shadow of the infamous Section 28, forbidding the promotion of homosexuality in schools, this riveting debut is a modern queer masterstroke.
Why You Should See This Film
This film is tremendously executed on just about every level. Winner of four British Independent Film Awards including Best Lead Performance for Rosy McEwen and Best Debut Screenwriter for Georgia Oakley, the writing and performances are world-class, likewise the filmmaking craft. Gorgeously shot on 16mm with tremendous attention paid to the look and feel of the film, Blue Jean is immersively detailed and brimming with feeling. We highly recommend it.
- Year: 2022
- Rating: M
- Director: Georgia Oakley
- Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
- Duration: 98 minutes
- Language: English