Stage Mother

“The feel good gay movie of the year!” ★★★★

The Gay UK
Out on:DVD 16th Nov. 2020
Download 16th Nov. 2020

"The feel-good film we need right now!" Ellen Tout, Psychologies
"An explosion of glitz, glam and rainbow love with a heartwarming core" DIVA
“Weaver is terrific, channelling Dolly Parton as a fierce LGBT ally” Shadows on the Wall

Following its high profile UK and Irish cinema reopening release this Summer, the heartwarming comedy drama STAGE MOTHER arrives on digital download and DVD on 16th November 2020 to offer everyone at home the glitz and glam we all need right now!

STAGE MOTHER sees conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ANIMAL KINGDOM) inheriting her recently deceased son’s drag club, and surprising her closed-minded husband, and everyone else she knows, by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy.

In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club's flamboyant performers... until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life.

STAGE MOTHER is a heartwarming and uplifting musical comedy drama, set in the colourful and crazy world of a San Francisco drag club.

Directed by Thom Fitzgerald (CLOUDBURST) STAGE MOTHER also stars A-listers Lucy Liu (ELEMENTARY) and Adrian Grenier (ENTOURAGE), with real-life drag superstar Jackie Beat all but stealing the show as club hostess Dusty Muffin. Meanwhile the trio of singers at the club, including fast-rising star of the LGBTQ scene Mya Taylor (TANGERINE), will knock your socks off!

Like camp classics THE BIRDCAGE and THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, STAGE MOTHER is fearless, flamboyant and deliriously funny, and a delightful dash of optimism and acceptance in these trying times. So sling on your glad rags, throw on some glitter and glam, and let STAGE MOTHER into your life this November.


Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.

Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.

To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney and more.

Altitude’s recent releases include the acclaimed Rocks, Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With Horses, Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s Liam Gallagher: As It Was, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, Black Water Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki, Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, David Fairhead’s Armstrong and Brian Welsh’s Beats. Altitude also partnered with platinum selling artist Drake on the release of Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters and Men in January 2019.

Forthcoming releases include Totally Under Control directed by Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger. Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan from director Julien Temple, Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Tina Turner from Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank? Altitude are partnering with the WWF for a global One Night Only release of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet on 28 September 2020.



Altitude Film Entertainment
Release date
16th November, 2020
Digital release
16th November, 2020


Thom Fitzgerald
  • Jacki Weaver
  • Lucy Liu
  • Adrian Grenier
  • Jackie Beat
  • Mya Taylor