Blue Jean

A gym teacher in 1988 England faces a crisis when a new student arrives, challenging her double life.
Georgia Oakley
Drama202397 min
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Why watch this film?

Awarded at the Venice Film Festival 2022, Blue Jean is set in England in 1988, a period when Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government was conducting a campaign against the LGBTQIA+ population. Rosy McEwen delivers an incredible performance as the protagonist Jean, a complex character who faces an internal conflict between needing to hide her sexuality to keep her job and fighting for her freedom. The soundtrack and 80s elements give the film a nostalgic atmosphere.



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England, 1988 - Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, 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.

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