About the film
adolescence sexuality based on novel or book overweight child small town puberty overweight new zealand friendship bullying rugby growing up male homosexuality coming of age rural area name calling gender childhood lgbt sexual awakening outsider fantasy world farming community exploring sexuality child imaginary world teenage angst sexual discovery
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
Release Date: September 06, 2005
|Slogan||:||«It was a world of adventure and a time of innocence, when friendships were forever and growing up would change everything.»|
|Production Companies||:||New Zealand Film Commission, MF Films|
|Writers||:||Stewart Main, Graeme Aitken|
Sweet, chubby, theatrical Billy was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player, but as the only son of a ‘good kiwi bloke’ 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 adolescene, he discovers growing up is more complicated than he could ever have imagined.