‘Kinky’ to the ‘Max

'Boots' gets Brit bow

LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square.

Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a tourist.” He also noted how appropriate it was that the new Miramax’s first major release is a Brit film: “After all, Miramax was built on British movies like ‘The Crying Game’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love,'” he said.

Playing to the home crowd, Battsek joked Variety‘s front-page description of Miramax as ‘Minimax’ was a touch misleading, saying: “We are not that small.”

Post-screening, guests ventured to Soho for an after-party at the Titanic Club, where transvestites strutted their stuff, and kinky boots designed by celebs including Elle Macpherson, Cher, Scarlett Johansson and Jerry Hall were auctioned off in aid of the Elton John AIDS foundation.

More Scene

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square. Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square. Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square. Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square. Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    LONDON — New Miramax topper Daniel Battsek got a hero’s welcome upon returning to Blighty Oct. 4. for the world premiere of Brit comedy “Kinky Boots,” at Vue West End, Leicester Square. Battsek, who greenlit “Boots” during his previous guise as BVI U.K. topper, admitted it felt “weird to be returning to London as a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content