Blue Jean

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“Blue Jean” – Contemporary Relevance of This Period of Queer History

The British film Blue Jean premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2022, winning the People’s Choice Award; it was released in the US in June 2023. First time writer-director Georgia Oakley (born on July 31, 1988) explores the inner conflict of Jean (Rosie McEwen), a young PE (Physical Education) teacher in Tyneside, Northern England, who hides her homosexuality when in her school environment and with her family, while hanging out at night in a different neighborhood with her butch girlfriend Viv (Kerrie Hayes) and their group of lesbian activists.