Blue Jean

Jean, a PE teacher, is forced to live a double life. When a new student arrives and threatens to expose her sexuality, Jean is pushed to extreme lengths to keep her job and her integrity.

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Film Cast:

  • Jean: Rosy McEwen
  • Viv: Kerrie Hayes
  • Lois: Lucy Halliday
  • Siobhan: Lydia Page
  • Ace: Stacy Abalogun
  • Debbie: Amy Booth-Steel
  • Sasha: Aoife Kennan
  • Tim: Scott Turnbull
  • Michelle: Farrah Cave
  • Paula: Lainey Shaw
  • Abi: Izzy Neish
  • Sammy: Dexter Heads
  • Jill: Becky Lindsay
  • Carol: Ellen Gowland
  • Baldock: Gavin Kitchen
  • Mindy: Maya Torres
  • Dave: Deka Walmsley
  • Craig: Edmund Wiseman
  • Lisa: Kylie Ann Ford
  • Mrs Lea: Emily Fairweather
  • Anne: Elizabeth Shaw
  • Joni: Kate Soulsby
  • Aimee: Isla Bowles
  • Mike: Oliver Maratty Quinn
  • DJ: George Kasfikis

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Shaheen Baig
  • Executive Producer: Jim Reeve
  • Stunt Coordinator: Paul Howell
  • Foley Artist: Sue Harding
  • Executive Producer: Eva Yates
  • ADR Mixer: Dean Covill
  • Foley Mixer: Adam Mendez
  • First Assistant Camera: Ronan Boudier
  • Writer: Georgia Oakley
  • Director of Photography: Victor Seguin
  • Standby Art Director: Noah Demeuldre
  • ADR Mixer: James Trusson
  • Music: Chris Roe
  • First Assistant Director: Jamie Hamer
  • Second Assistant Director: La’ Toyah McDonald
  • Editor: Izabella Curry
  • Sound Effects Editor: Xena Kirby
  • Foley Artist: Oliver Ferris
  • Second Assistant Camera: Joana Magalhães
  • Production Sound Mixer: Stuart Wright
  • VFX Artist: Tudor Colac
  • Set Decoration: Eliora Darmon
  • Assistant Art Director: Meghan Grieve
  • Dialogue Editor: Nina Norek
  • Foley Editor: Rob Davidson
  • Producer: Hélène Sifre
  • Costume Designer: Kirsty Halliday
  • ADR Mixer: Caitlin McDaid
  • Set Dresser: Rosslyn Oman
  • Costume Supervisor: Stuart Truesdale
  • Production Design: Soraya Gilanni Viljoen
  • Sound: Dave Peter Whitelock
  • Boom Operator: Joshua Tot Carr

Movie Reviews:

  • CinemaSerf: “Jean” (Rosy McEwan) is a physical education teacher at a school in Northern Engand. Privately, she is having a relationship with the out and proud “Viv” (Kerrie Hayes) but the emphasis here is very much on the “privately” – something that her confident girlfriend struggles to comprehend. When “Lois” (Lucy Halliday) joins her netball class, then runs into her in a bar later, things become complicated for “Jean” and the remainder of the film illustrates just a short segment of her troubled life as her pupils start to put two and two together and mischief and malevolence rears their very ugly heads. As a gay lad who lived at the time I am actually a little tired of films that make out that “Thatcher” was some alien space invader sent by God to cleanse society. The views of her government represented massive numbers of people in Britain – across the political spectrum – who were terrified about the perceived adverse influences on children of what they saw as “permissive” practices. Rather than acknowledge these concerns as legitimate (at the time) and put some national context into this story, this film really only takes a couple of people whose relationship never comes across as especially strong anyway, and try to make a greater political point. To have been successful there, balance is essential. The underlying plot issues are potent, but they are not developed anywhere near enough to create substantial characters and instead offer us a rather undercooked swipe at a system that was as broadly representative then as it is not (thankfully) now. The production is all a bit basic and though McEwan offers us a considered performance and the film is certainly worth watching, I had really hoped for something just a bit deeper and stronger.
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