Hanway Films

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous


50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


Stewart Main

Andrew Paterson
Harriet Beattie
Georgia McNeil


Sweet, chubby, theatrical Billy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as the only son he's obliged to try. The cows are stubborn and the chores gruelling, but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world playing Lana, heroine of his favourite TV show Adventures in Space. Not everyone approves of Billy's transformation. On the brink of adolescence, he discovers growing up is more complicated than he could ever have imagined. The film is set in New Zealand's weirdly wonderful landscape, where extraordinary events can occur to wonderfully ordinary people. This is a fresh telling of gay awakening, real, grotesque, funny and moving by turns.

English | 2005 | 90 mins