Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kinky Boots



2005 British/American Feature

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost, Linda Bassett, Jemima Rooper and Robert Pugh
Director: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Geoff Deane and Tim Firth

Synopsis:
After a drag queen rescues a man from a mugger, the two team up to save his family business, a shoe factory, from closure.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 57% / Audience: 63 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 57% / Audience: 7.3%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Ejiofor).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Inspired by a 1999 episode of the BBC2 documentary series Trouble at the Top, which followed Northamptonshire shoe factory owner Steve Pateman, who was struggling to save his family-run W.J. Brooks Ltd from closure. His solution was to cater to the fetish footwear market for men, trading as "Divine".
  • A stage musical adaptation of Kinky Boots debuted on Broadway in 2013, with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, it won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor (Billy Porter as Lola).

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