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My Mad Fat Diary

Preview by Jack Foley

ADAPTED from Rae Earl’s real-life diaries and subsequent book My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary, Academy Award nominee Tom Bidwell’s My Mad Fat Diary is available to own on DVD from February 25, 2013.

Set in the mid-90s at the height of cool Britannia, My Mad Fat Diary takes a hilarious and honest look at teenage life from the perspective of Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney) – a funny, music-mad 16 year-old who, despite an eccentric mother, her own body image and mental health issues, has a huge lust for life, love and trying to get laid.

Sharon Rooney, in her first major TV role, is joined by a raft of fresh young talent for the six-part series which is now available on DVD.

After being discharged from psychiatric hospital following months of treatment, Rae discovers her best friend Chloe (Jodie Comer) is hanging out with a new gang.

There’s jack-the-lad Chop played by Jordan Murphy, the sweet and innocent Izzy played by Ciara Baxendale, the love interest Archie played by Dan Cohen, and fit-but-knows-it Finn played by Nico Mirallegro (Spike Island, Hollyoaks).

Keen to escape home, Rae starts to hang out with Chloe and her new friends. Rae is desperate to belong to the new gang but will she be able to fit in and convince them she’s normal?

Also starring in this series is Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel, Mutual Friends, Secrets & Lies) who plays Rae’s mum and Ian Hart (Dirt, Backbeat) who plays Rae’s therapist Dr Kester.

Will Rae be too big for the world or is the world too big for her? Find out in this must have DVD, out to own from February 25, 2013.

Win My Mad Fat Diary on DVD

To celebrate the release of My Mad Fat Diary on DVD on February 25, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who plays Rae Earl in My Mad Fat Diary?

Simply send the answer to My Mad Fat Diary competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Watch the trailer:

Certificate: 15
Running time: 278mins approx
UK DVD Release: February 25, 2013