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Trailer: Stonewall

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By GayNZ.com staff - 6th August 2015

UPDATED: The trailer has been released for Stonewall, a fictional drama about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots.  But is it 'whitewashing' history?

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Synopsis:

Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parents’ home and flees to New York.

Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven.

As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger.

With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.

The film comes out in the US next month. It’s expected in New Zealand some time later this year.

It's being criticised for an apparent 'whitewashing' of the Stonewall story, with concerns it ignores or glosses over the stories of key people in the movement - particularly trans people, and people of diverse ethnicities.

The filmmakers are yet to comment on this.

Gay Star News looks at four crucial people who seem to be missing from the film, here.


GayNZ.com staff - 6th August 2015

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