Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only his by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother (Bette Midler) is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father (Larry Pine), Billy finds himself a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. Undaunted by the bullies who don't understand him, the fearless Billy sets out to make a big statement in his own inimitable way: challenging the school's reigning mean girl (Abigail Breslin) for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes. With Laverne Cox.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

52% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Freak Show relies on engaging performances and obviously good intentions to cover for its clichéd story and uneven direction -- and for some viewers, it may well be enough.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Witty empowerment story deals with teen homophobia.

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Studio
IFC Films
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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