• Directed by Georgia Oakley
  • Starring Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 97mins | UK | (15)

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In Georgia Oakley’s quiet and soulful drama, a closeted PE teacher reckons with her identity during the introduction of stigmatising law to Thatcherite Britain.

Jean is a woman living a double life: by day she’s a PE teacher, while at night she frequents a local lesbian bar with her friends and long-term partner. Adept at keeping her two lives separate, Jean’s world is rocked with the arrival of a new student who could destroy the veneer that she has successfully maintained. With a gorgeous, naturalistic central performance by Rosy McEwan, Blue Jean is an intimate character study of a woman unsure of how she wants to be – or is allowed to be – perceived in her own life. It’s an ode to queer resilience in the not-too-distant past and a timely reminder of the ways in which queer people are still silenced today. - Grace Barber-Plentie