Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)
Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a biographical coming-of-age musical comedy-drama film made by Jonathan Butterell (in his feature directorial debut) in 2021, based on the stage musical of the same name and adapted from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, Sharon Horgan, and Richard E. Grant appear alongside newcomer Max Harwood.

Following a postponement of a planned theatrical release by 20th Century Studios due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was released in select theaters across the United States on September 10, 2021, followed by a worldwide streaming release via Amazon Studios on Amazon Prime Video on September 17, 2021. Positive feedback has been received for the film.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Synopsis

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on actual events and follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a Sheffield youngster who dreams of a career on stage. Jamie considers disclosing his hidden professional desire to become a passionate and proud drag queen, while his peers prepare their futures after graduation.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)

While local drag icon Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) trains him toward his debut stage performance, his best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mother (Sarah Lancashire) provide him constant support. Jamie, on the other hand, has to deal with an unsupportive father (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career counselor (Sharon Horgan), and a bunch of naive school kids who try to put a damper on his amazing success. Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more welcoming, and move out of the shadows into the forefront via rousing and colorful musical performances.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Movie Info

Directed by Jonathan Butterell
Screenplay by Tom MacRae
Based on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

·         Dan Gillespie Sells

·         Tom MacRae

Produced by ·         Mark Herbert

·         Peter Carlton

·         Arnon Milchan

Cinematography Christopher Ross
Edited by Mark Everson
Music by ·         Anne Dudley

·         Songs:

·         Dan Gillespie Sells

·         Tom MacRae

·         20th Century Studios (uncredited)

·         Regency Enterprises

·         Film4 Productions

·         Warp Films

·         New Regency

Distributed by Amazon Studios
Release date ·         12 June 2021 (Frameline)

·         10 September 2021 (United States)

·         17 September 2021 (Worldwide)

Running time 115 minutes
Countries ·         United Kingdom

·         United States




Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Cast

  • Max Harwood as Jamie New / Mimi Me.
  • Noah Leggott as young Jamie
  • Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New
  • Shobna Gulati as Ray.
  • Ralph Ineson as Wayne New
  • Adeel Akhtar as Iman Masood
  • Samuel Bottomley as Dean Paxton
  • Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge
  • Richard E. Grant as Hugo Battersby / Loco Chanelle
  • John McCrea as young Loco Chanelle
  • Charlotte Salt as Cheryl
  • Ola Jide/Son of a Tutu as Sandra Bollock
  • Gareth Joyner as Myra Dubois
  • Dan Wallace/Anna Phylactic as Tray Sophisticay
  • Bianca Del Rio as herself/Ms. Haylock
  • Layton Williams as a dancer
  • Jamie Campbell/Fifi La True as “Door Whore”
  • Margaret Campbell as the shop owner

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)


The film’s release date was set for May of this year. Richard E. Grant, John McCrea, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire, and Shobna Gulati, as well as newcomer Max Harwood, joined the cast in June 2019, with Jonathan Butterell, the original stage director, making his feature film debut from a script by Tom MacRae. Regency Enterprises, Film4 Productions, and Warp Films would produce the film, with 20th Century Studios handling distribution.


On June 24, 2019, principal photography commenced in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was initially planned to be released on October 23, 2020, however Disney, the parent company of 20th Century Fox, postponed it to January 22, 2021. It has been rescheduled for February 26, 2021. However, it was later taken from the release schedule. The film’s domestic theatrical release was canceled in May 2021, and the distribution rights (except China) were sold to Amazon Studios. It was later scheduled for release on Amazon Prime Video on September 17, 2021.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie had its world debut on June 12, 2021, as part of the Frameline Film Festival’s San Francisco Pride event.

In the United States, it was released in select theaters on September 10, 2021.


The film garnered mostly good feedback. The film has a 77 percent approval rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes, based on 66 reviews with an average rating of 6.7/10. “It may not be as effervescent as its title character, but Everybody’s Talking About Jamie remains an infectiously enjoyable musical with an uplifting message,” the website’s critics consensus reads. Metacritic gives the film a 62 out of 100 rating based on 20 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

“There’s ample pleasure, feisty resilience, and charming comedy on tap that should be especially infectious for young LGBTQ audiences, or anybody with experience of outsider stigmatization,” said David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Release Dates

USA 12 June 2021 (Frameline Film Festival) (premiere)
USA 13 August 2021 (Outfest Los Angeles)
UK 20 August 2021 (Edinburgh International Film Festival)
UK 10 September 2021 (limited)
Germany 13 September 2021 (Mongay)
Hungary 14 September 2021 (Humen Film Festival)
USA 14 September 2021 (Image Out Film Festival)
Argentina 17 September 2021 (internet)
Australia 17 September 2021 (internet)
Brazil 17 September 2021 (internet)
Canada 17 September 2021 (internet)
Germany 17 September 2021 (internet)
Spain 17 September 2021 (internet)
France 17 September 2021 (internet)
UK 17 September 2021 (internet)
Ireland 17 September 2021 (internet)
India 17 September 2021 (internet)
Italy 17 September 2021 (internet)
Japan 17 September 2021 (internet)
Mexico 17 September 2021 (internet)
Poland 17 September 2021 (internet)
Portugal 17 September 2021 (internet)
Sweden 17 September 2021 (internet)
USA 17 September 2021 (internet)

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Argentina Todos hablan de Jamie
Australia Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Brazil Todos Estão Falando Sobre Jamie
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Всички говорят за Джейми
Canada (English title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Canada (French title) Tout le monde parle de Jamie
China (Mandarin title) 变装皇后杰米
Czechia Všichni mluví o Jamiem
Denmark Alle taler om Jamie
Estonia Kõik räägivad Jamiest
Finland Kun kaikki puhuvat vain Jamiesta
France Tout le monde parle de Jamie
Germany Alle reden von Jamie
Greece Όλοι Μιλάνε για τον Τζέιμι
Hungary Mindenki Jamie-ről beszél
India (English title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
India (Hindi title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Indonesia (Indonesian title) Semua Membicarakan Jamie
Ireland (English title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Italy Tutti parlano di Jamie
Latvia Visi runā par Džeimiju
Lithuania Visi kalba apie Džeimį
Malaysia (Malay title) Semua Orang Bercakap Tentang Jamie
Mexico Todos Hablan De Jamie
Norway Alle snakker om Jamie
Philippines (English title) Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Poland Wszyscy mówią o Jamiem
Portugal Todos Falam Sobre o Jamie
Russia Все говорят о Джейми
Singapore Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Slovakia Všetko o Jamiem
Spain Todos hablan de Jamie
Taiwan 蝴蝶少年:傑米
Turkey (Turkish title) Herkes Jamie’yi Konuşuyor
UK Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
USA Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Vietnam Mọi người nói về Jamie

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