WHO’S IN IT?

Alex Lawther (Ghost Stories), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Bette Midler (The Rose), Larry Pine (Moonrise Kingdom), AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia), Ian Nelson (The Best of Me), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma), Laverne Cox (Grandma), Willa Fitzgerald (For the Love of a Dog), Celia Weston (Dead Man Walking), John McEnroe (Anger Management), Walden Hudson (film debut), Eddie Schweighardt (Gimme Shelter)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Trudie Styler (The Sweatbox), director, producer; Patrick J. Clifton (Ava’s Magical Adventure) and Beth Rigazio (film debut), writers; Jeffrey Coulter (Expired), Chris Miller (Animal), Bryan Rabin (film debut), Celine Rattray (Filth), Ember Truesdell (Animal) and Charlotte Ubben (American Honey), producers; Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild), composer; Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential), cinematographer; Sarah Flack (Lost in Translation), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Billy Bloom (Lawther) is a boldly confident and highly eccentric teenager attending an ultra-conservative high school, where he struggles to fit in. Undeterred, he decides to announce his candidacy for homecoming queen, and pledges to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks in the world…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Alex Lawther puts on his showiest performance yet as a superbly confident young man going up against the conservative hierarchy, in this funny and touching alternate look at teen life.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 22ND JUNE 2018