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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

 -  Drama  -  2 June 2006 (USA)
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Growing up is mystifying, but Billy discovers all he has to be is himself

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Paterson ...
Billy / Lana (Billy)
Harriet Beattie ...
Lou / Brad (Lou)
Jay Collins ...
Roy
Georgia McNeil ...
Babe (as Georgia McNeill)
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Jamie
Rima Te Wiata ...
Evey
George Mason ...
Arch
Ross McKellar ...
Matt
Stephanie McKellar-Smith ...
Reebie
David Sutherland ...
Stuart
Ben Short ...
Glen
Michelle O'Brien ...
Belinda Pepper
Fiona Edgar ...
Teacher
Kevin Wymer ...
Mr. Shulter
Ian Fraser ...
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Set in New Zealand in the summer of 1975, 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is the story of 12 year-old Billy, who is about to discover that growing up is a lot more confusing than he could have ever imagined. He is a farmer's only son who is out of step with the other boys at his school. He feels they only want to fight and play rugby and while he tries to be the same, he feels he was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player. Instead, he prefers to dream about an imaginary life in outer space. In this world, a turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape and a cow's tail a head of beautiful blonde hair which transforms him into "Lana" the heroine of his favorite TV show. With the arrival of Roy, the class freak, and Jamie the sexy young farm laborer Billy's world is changed forever. As he learns about his sexuality, everything he knows is called into question, including his lifelong loyalty to his best friend, tomboy Louise, whose world is changing alongside his. Set in New Zealand's ... Written by Rachael Fleury

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50 façons de dire fabuleux  »

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Fabulous times 50
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story of my life as a young overweight gay boy growing up in a small town 35 years ago. What a darling little boy. I also noticed how very true it was that the young man knew what he wanted. His eyes were bleeding to see what he wanted to see! And, yet, his girlfriend, who was not all too happy about being a girl, had no concept of attraction to anyone. She just knew she wanted to play sports and it was her job to take up for the "puffits" of the world. My favorite line was near the end when he said he "belonged here." That sense of belonging is what brings us all together.

Sweet movie. Lynn


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