Staff Pick/ Blue Jean

Directed by Georgia Oakley

It’s 1988. Thatcher’s government have just passed a law that stereotypes lesbians and gay people as paedophiles, recruiting children for their ‘deviant’ lifestyles. Female PE teachers are prime targets for homophobic accusations, and as a result, Jean is forced to lead a double life. During the week she’s a respected member of staff, on the weekend she slips surreptitiously into Newcastle’s gay scene with her girlfriend Viv. But when she’s confronted by one of her students in a lesbian bar, Jean is pushed to extreme lengths to save her job and her sanity. 

Event/ The preview screening on Tue 7 Feb, 17:45 will be followed by a Q&A with director Georgia Oakley, lead actor Rosy McEwen and Sarah Squires, Principal Lecturer in Physical Education at the Carnegie School of Sport (Leeds Beckett University) and production advisor on Blue Jean. 

After the preview screening on Tue 7 Feb, this title will be on general release from Fri 10 Feb.

This film contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

97 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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