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Sequins (2019)

SEQUINS is a coming of age comedy short film set in late 90s Blackpool. 17-year-old Paul's journey of self-discovery takes a unique turn when he embarks on his ambition to become a drag ... See full summary »

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Michael Beddoes

Writer:

Amy Clarke
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Robbie Gaskell Robbie Gaskell ... Paul Bigsby
James Dreyfus ... Mimi Le Purr / Roger Ellis
Ben Willbond ... Alan Bigsby
Nicole Louise Lewis Nicole Louise Lewis ... Stacey Newman
Joanne Heywood Joanne Heywood ... Debbie Bigsby
Marcus Geldard Marcus Geldard ... Rick Hennessy
Erin Geraghty Erin Geraghty ... Mrs. Coughlin
Derek Murphy ... Johnny
Stephen Cheriton ... Orla Nothin
Andrew Bell ... Parent at Talent Show
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SEQUINS is a coming of age comedy short film set in late 90s Blackpool. 17-year-old Paul's journey of self-discovery takes a unique turn when he embarks on his ambition to become a drag queen, despite fear of ridicule from his peers and being ostracized by his family. Opportunity presents itself when Paul meets drag queen Mimi Le Purr, a seasoned performer at The Sequin Club in Blackpool. With the help of Roger, (Mimi out of drag), Paul embarks on a journey of transformation, both physically and emotionally. A heartfelt comedy about learning to love yourself and trusting that those closest to you will accept you no matter what. Written by Jonathan Yaskoff

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Short | Comedy

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Old theme, new treatment
14 June 2019 | by dibeyenduSee all my reviews

Sequins is the story of a gay teen's coming of age in Blackpool. He's bullied by a horizontally challenged classmate, to the point of being hit and spat on. He has a friend who is a girl. His Dad is sullen and disapproving. But our hero has a very specific dream: he wants to be a performing drag queen! Fortunately for him, an established night club drag queen (Blackpool has plenty of those) takes him under her wing and trains him. So he comes out with a big bang at the school talent show! The theme is not new, but it still manages to bring a lump to the throat, especially if you're gay!


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26 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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