Freak Show

Synopsis: In the vein of CLUELESS and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FREAK SHOW tells the moving, heartwarming, and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident, wildly eccentric teenager, who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world by running for the title of homecoming queen.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Trudie Styler
Production: IFC Films
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


Sometimes, I dream I can fly.

But I'm so exhausted

from flapping my wings

and the higher I soar,

it reminds me

of how little I fit in

with them on the ground.

So I rise and I rise

and I realize that

I don't wanna fly anymore.

They never knew what they were

looking up at anyway.

But my mother did.

She always saw me.

I called her Muv.

And I loved her

like nothing else.

A living testament to grace

glamour and Gucci.

She had it all.

A siren in stilettos.

Abandon all hope

any men that fall

under her enchantment.

She is just..


Isn't she a vision?

That dress was to die for.

Well, it should be.

The price tag

nearly killed your father.

He knows the price of everything

and the value of nothing.

Did you just come up with that?

No, I stole it from Oscar Wilde.

We'd stay up late

dissecting and gossiping

the night away.

I could've stayed

in that parlor forever.

Just me and she.

A circle of two.


sometimes we were three.

Daddy Downer.

My parents fought

and fought like hell.

I never really knew

what drew them together.

But I was there that night

when they fell apart.

He headed south

and I stayed with Muv

for seven blissful years.

When she left this summer

destination unknown

I was shipped

to daddy's family estate.

And thankfully,

I didn't come alone.

Muv armed me with an unflinching

sense of style, glamor

and a closet full of frocks

bangles and beads.

So when she made her exit

I made them my entrance.

And, let's face it.

Father's old home

could use a little... wow.

You again?

What am I going to do with you?

These are just words

and it's always better

to show than to tell.

So buckle up, darlings

because I'm gonna

take you on a little ride

I call my life.

It's time for school, Billy.

Oh, be with us, Jesus.

And take off

that glitter eyeshadow.

This isn't

"Dancing With The Stars."

This isn't Connecticut.

You're in the red states now.

You cannot go to your first

day of school like that.

You sweet, precious woman.

Of course I'm not

going to school like this.


So I am Billy Bloom.

I just transferred here

from Darien, Connecticut

the hometown of Chloe Sevigny.


And I realized for me

it was already over.

That is a fantastic tee

you're wearing.

You gotta...

Touch me again

and I'll kick your ass.


You have got quite

a potty mouth on you.


Go Griffins!

Go Griffins!

Welcome, class, to the

beginning of the school year.

I was a hit.

Good gosh almighty.

Told you to change.

I can take you shopping

for blue jeans on my day off

if it's okay

with Mr. Bloom.

Blue jeans

weren't gonna save me.

Maybe a ticket to Mars would.

Or Milan.


But here.

You know, son

there's a great saying.

"The nail that sticks out

gets hammered down."

Hmm, yeah.

Well, Father

you'd certainly know

an awful lot

about getting hammered.

I'm not the one

with that problem.

I have to leave this town.

I've been hated

by some people before.

But not by everyone.


Hey, Billy.


Okay, I just wanted

to let you know

that not everyone

in this school is a dick.

And I think you're amazing.

I think I just

made a friend

in this vipers' den.

Sh*t. I missed her name.

You know? Anyway..

If I can just catch a break

in her verbal avalanche,

I can ask h.. Hold on.

Did she just say,

"Blah, blah, blah?"

Anyway, pretty much

the school is douche soup

and they're all stewing in it.

- All of them?

- Yeah.

- I'll show you.

- But I don't care.

She's an angel.

Bib Oberman was in a boy band.

- No way!

- Way.

They were called

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