The plot of the film — and the musical on which it is primarily based — is definitely taken from real-life occasions. Jamie Campbell was a Sheffield teen who determined he wished to put on a costume to his college’s promenade in 2011. Regardless of bullying from college students and obstacles introduced by lecturers, he got here to the dance as his drag persona, Fifi la True. He was solely allowed to enter following a present of help from his friends. Campbell’s story was was a documentary for BBC Three, which then impressed the stage manufacturing (through BBC).
In an interview with i-D, Campbell stated he had no thought the musical was going to be such an enormous sensation. “I did not have a clue that it was going to be an enormous West Finish hit or something,” he stated. “I believed it was simply going to be a small group centre manufacturing or one thing.” He famous that he did not hear something concerning the musical for years and figured it had been scrapped, till it immediately appeared in all its theatrical glory.
“‘Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie’ has rapidly change into one of the crucial beloved musicals of current years,” stated Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in an announcement (through Deadline). “Jamie’s story is one which resonates throughout all generations — it is about unconditional love and we all know our international audiences will fall in love with Jamie as he overcomes adversity to actually discover his genuine self. We’re so thrilled to share this joyful and inspirational story with the world.”
The movie consists of songs like “And You Do not Even Know I,” “The Wall In My Head,” and “Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie.” It would additionally function a brand new music known as “This Was Me,” which is carried out by Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Deliver on the worldwide viewers.