Some Freaks is a drama that examines what exactly it means to be considered normal. The central characters are only considered to be "freaks," since their appearance falls outside of what is socially accepted to be normal. Matt and Jill fall in love because of their differences, however the relationship hits a roadblock when Jill moves across the country and both make an attempt to conform to society, with Matt acquiring an artificial eye and Jill making an effort to diet and lose weight. At the same time, closeted homosexual Elmo holds a somewhat delusional crush on a star basketball player.
Through Some Freaks, director Ian MacAllister McDonald makes a powerful debut with an excellent and sometimes hard to watch romantic drama that breaks down what society considers to be normal. Lily Mae Harrington gives a very standout performance as the female lead Jill, particularly the physical change the character goes through at the midway point. Each of the three protagonists face their own conflict about the way society perseveres them, which can lead to some very ugly results. Some Freaks is a film that should be watched by anyone who is different, so they can learn that it can be OK to go against the social norm.