50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
A poignantly comic story of friendship for anyone who grew up in a small town, grew up gay or simply grew up.
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.
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is the beguiling second feature film from internationally acclaimed New Zealand director Stewart Main (Desperate Remedies). The film was adapted by Main from Graeme Aitken’s novel of the same name.
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is set in the awe-inspiringly beautiful landscape of the Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. The film was shot in the Summer of 2004 in the small towns of Omakau and Ophir. The rich ochre of the landscape in drought forms a majestic background for the film