About Blue Jean

A cracking 80’s soundtrack, nostalgic period references (Blind Date!) and wonderfully naturalistic performances propel this impressive first feature.

Set in 1988, this intimate character study focuses on a gym teacher who is pushed to the brink when her gay lifestyle comes under threat. With Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, Jean is forced to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.

Dir: Georgia Oakley
Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday

4 Stars

Fit to stand alongside My Beautiful Laundrette and Pride, Oakley’s brilliant film offers hope to anyone who doesn’t feel they fit in and are trapped in a hostile environment

London Evening Standard

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