The movie left me in stitches though I have to tell you it’s not world class cinema, I never even heard of it before, the film is politically incorrect and I admit there were some parts I just didn’t get. But sometimes, you just go with it right? I loved it!
The film is St. Trinian’s School for Girls which came out in 2007. Ok, here’s a brief overview…St. Trinian’s is a boarding school for girls in the UK. There is a lot of free expression going on in that school of ungovernable young ladies (I use the term loosely) and the plot centers around getting the school out of bankruptcy.
Rupert Everett is hysterical to watch in drag as Miss Fritton the headmistress. The actor has said that he based his character’s look and manner on a certain member of the Royal Family named Camilla! Equally entertaining is Colin Firth who plays his role absolutely straight as the new education minister who makes it his goal to shutdown St. Trinian’s. As a side note it appears that the two have had a “thing” in the past as whenever they appear together on screen strains of Love is a Many Splendored thing can be heard in the background!
Rupert Everett as Miss Fritton and his inspiration...someone named Camilla!
Hmmmm, I think I see a resemblance.
I believe part of my attraction to this film comes from my stint at an all girl’s school and the uniforms that are a part of the culture. Unfortunately our uniforms were not nearly as hip as the girls from St. Trinian’s. Our outfits consisted of a white blouse, a blue plaid pleated wool skirt, oxfords (yes, the old black and white clunkers), oh and almost forgot…a full white slip. You better believe a slip was a part of the uniform because we had inspection every morning. If we were honest, and I admit to this, those of us who went to Star of the Sea were always a bit jealous of the girls from Sacred Heart’s as they had that cute white middy top with the navy tie and navy blue box pleated skirts as their uniform * BIG SIGH!*
Trust me, we would never have been allowed to dress like this at Star of the Sea!
Perhaps we would have gotten more dates if we dressed like this for sports!
Here is a clip from the sequel St. Trinian's 2
My love of school uniforms aside, I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July holiday!
Have a great week!