50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

Director: Stewart Main Cast: Andrew Patterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins


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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

A boy has to decide just how far he's willing to go to maintain a new friendship in this offbeat coming of age-drama. Billy (Andrew Paterson) is a 12-year-old boy growing up in a farming community in New Zealand in the '70s. Billy's slight weight problem, his flamboyant personality, and his fondness for costume play has made him a target for bullies at his one-room school, and his only friend is Lou (Harriet Beattie), his tomboy cousin who prefers to play football with the boys and is dreading the onset of adolescence. As Billy resigns himself to his status as an outcast, he's assigned a new deskmate -- a new arrival in town named Roy (Jay Collins). Roy is a few years older than Billy, and takes an immediate liking to him; however, while Billy is a bit fuzzy about the practicalities of being gay (something he's accused of on a regular basis), Roy seems to have a good bit of practical knowledge of the subject and seems keen on pursuing a physical relationship with his new pal. As Billy is torn between happiness at having a new friend and confusion about Roy's level of interest in him, he discovers Roy is also attracted to Jamie (Michael Dorman), who has just hired on to work at the farm owned by Billy's dad. 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous was given its North American premier at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
UPC: 0887090011006
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Stewart Main and editor Peter Roberts (full length); Audio commentary by Andrew Patterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins (full length); Audio commentary (sharing their real growing experiences) by Andrew Patterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins; Original critical essay by Graeme Aitlen (author of the original novel by the same title); The making of "The Filming of 50 Ways"; Photo gallery; Weblinks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andrew Patterson Billy
Harriet Beattie Lou
Jay Collins Roy
Michael Dorman Jamie
Rima Te Wiata Actor
Georgia McNeil Actor
Ross McKellar Actor
Stephanie McKellar-Smith Actor
George Mason Actor
Michelle O'Brien Actor

Technical Credits
Stewart Main Director,Screenwriter
Kirsty Cameron Costumes/Costume Designer
Fiona Edgar Casting
Michele Fantl Producer
Simon Raby Cinematographer
Dick Reade Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Roberts Editor
Jan Saussey Casting
Peter Scholes Score Composer
Liz Tan Asst. Director
Ken Turner Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
1. Opening Credits [4:26]
2. Lou Riding Bicycle [4:25]
3. Are We Playing? [4:17]
4. Did You Learn What a Poofter Is? [5:37]
5. He's Got a Stiffy [4:32]
6. What Are You Smiling at? [4:06]
7. I've Been Thinking of Lou [6:16]
8. My Ponytail [3:32]
9. Do What We Did Last Time [5:01]
10. Hey Little Buddy [6:35]
11. Bag the Hooks Partner [5:57]
12. I'll Race You Around the Universe [7:13]
13. Let's Get Them [5:36]
14. The Phone Call [5:44]
15. Fire in the House [6:49]
16. I Was Wondering [6:49]
17. Is It Fabulous? [1:40]
18. End Credits [2:39]

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