Jamie is the school’s oddball, a boy who fantasizes about becoming a dragshow artist. How could he possibly find the courage to go his own way? And how can anyone know who they really are? Popular artist Oscar Pierrou Lindén plays the role of Jamie in a musical about dreams and identity, based on a true story.
Being gay is not always easy for Jamie in a drab industrial city. And becomes still worse when Jamie’s big dream is to become a drag queen. School is boring, but in his daydreams Jamie is a star in a wonderful and dazzling show!
Jamie is doing well at home with his mother who supports him through thick and thin. More help is found in his best friend, the swotter Pritti, and manages pretty well to stand up against Dean, the class bully. But he carries a thorn in his heart – an absent father who wants nothing to do with his “sissy” son.
THE STRUGGLE TO BE YOURSELF
The student ball is coming up and Jamie would like to do nothing else than to attend the ball in a beautiful dress – if he can pluck up the courage. He visits a shop dealing in dragshow costumes where he meets Hugo, an elderly drag queen and diva who becomes Jamie’s mentor and who opens up a world Jamie could only dream about. Hugo makes Jamie understand that dragshow is not only about glitter and glamour. He talks about the history of the LGBTQ movement and the long, hard struggle that at bottom is all about the right to be yourself.
Just as Jamie is about to take his first tentative step as a dragshow artist everything goes down the drain. The teachers forbid him to attend the student ball in drag and his father lets him down completely. In his anger and confusion Jamie succeeds in hurting both Pritti and his own mother. Now alone, he has to ransack himself and find the answer to the question: Who am I really?
THE REAL JAMIE
The musical is inspired by the British BBC documentary series “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16”. In this series the viewers follow Jamie Campbell’s life and his struggle to overcome prejudice and finally live out his dreams as a drag queen.