From an unhappy childhood experience, Law Ka Sing decisively hides his homosexual identity. Sing's partner of 8 years, young boyfriend Sunny is just the opposite, he has never minded publicly revealing his identity.
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
What could have been a great film was let down entirely by an appalling script that makes Shortland Street look Oscar worthy.
With a damn awful soundtrack (did they run out of money?), melodramatic silent screen era responses to unrealistic dialogue and a cast that looks the part but cant act to save themselves.....i struggled to make it to the end.
The saving grace of the film was the stunning NZ scenery and realistic visual atmosphere.
Unfortunately it just wasn't enough to save this incredibly disjointed film.
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