50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is a 1975 coming-of-age drama directed by Stewart Main. The plot focuses on Billy (Andrew Patterson), a 12 year-old boy who has trouble making and keeping friends. Billy has grown up on an isolated farm in rural New Zealand. His weight problem and effeminate tendencies have made him an outcast among the other boys and men in his life. To escape this, Billy creates a female alter ego named Lana, a blonde actress who is wildly popular and adored by her fans. This imaginary life suits Billy just fine. However, his world is thrown into chaos when two strangers come into town. Now Billy must try to accept himself and his situation as he struggles to choose between his lover and a handsome, older farm hand. 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous is an important coming-out film that paints an honest portrait of a gay teen who simply wants to fit in.