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Jamie: Drag Queen at 16

Documentary following the story of teenager Jamie Campbell, who wants to be a drag queen. But will he be accepted by his family and his peers?

Documentary following the story of teenager Jamie Campbell, who wants to be a drag queen.

Growing up in an ex-mining village in County Durham, Jamie has already faced his fair share of difficulties after coming out as gay at 14. However, with the majority of his family and friends being supportive, he has decided that he is ready to share his passion with the world.

He plans to embrace who he really is by attending his end of school prom in drag, but he doesn't get the reaction he'd hoped for from both his school and, heart-breakingly, his own father. So Jamie has to make some difficult decisions.

Jamie spends time with an established drag artist and battles his demons, performing as his alter ego, Fifi La True, for the very first time in front of a large audience.

As Jamie has some frank and intimate family moments, and finds out just how strong he really is, the film explores his hopes and fears for the future. Will he get the acceptance he craves from his peers and the confidence to be who he really is?

Part of Extraordinary Me, a season of programmes for BBC Three which focuses on young people with amazing stories to tell.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 1 May 2019 00:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Elbow

    One Day Like This

  • 00:42

    Noah and the Whale

    Instrumental I

  • 00:49

    Noah and the Whale

    L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

  • 00:59

    Peggy Lee

    Big Spender

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Jenny Popplewell
Producer Jenny Popplewell
Executive Producer Jes Wilkins
Executive Producer Tom Barry
Executive Producer Mark Soldinger

Broadcasts

  • Wed 20 Jul 2011 21:00
  • Thu 21 Jul 2011 00:20
  • Thu 21 Jul 2011 02:00
  • Thu 21 Jul 2011 20:00
  • Fri 22 Jul 2011 02:10
  • Mon 25 Jul 2011 00:00
  • Mon 25 Jul 2011 01:00
  • Mon 25 Jul 2011 04:25
  • Fri 29 Jul 2011 04:25
  • Tue 2 Aug 2011 02:15
  • Wed 6 Dec 2017 23:45
  • Thu 7 Dec 2017 00:05
  • Thu 7 Dec 2017 00:10
  • Tue 30 Apr 2019 23:25
  • Wed 1 May 2019 00:25

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