The inspiring, tenacious real-life story behind new musical epic, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Jamie Campbell, whose real-life story inspired the massive new musical film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, on beating the bullies, drag, and seeing his life play out on the big screen.
Back in 2011, BBC Three released a quietly subversive documentary called Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.
It told the story of Jamie Campbell, a teenager from Bishop Auckland in Durham who delved into the world of drag with help from his supportive and loving mum. It touched people’s hearts and helped to change minds when it first aired – but Campbell could never have predicted where it would end up.
Shortly afterwards, his story was turned into the smash West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and before long, a film adaptation was planned. Now, a full decade after his