Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stonewall by Roland Emmerich is coming

Roland Emmerich has said he made the Stonewall film about a fictional straight-acting white man, Danny, to appeal to a wider audience.
Since the trailer was released last month, the openly gay director has been criticized for whitewashing and erasing the drag queens and transgender women of color who started the 1969 riots.
Emmerich said: "Some people warned me, but I said, well, you know, so be it". And he continued:  "You have to understand one thing: I didn’t make this movie only for gay people, I made it also for straight people".
The director said: "I kind of found out, in the testing process, that actually, for straight people, Danny is a very easy in. Danny’s very straight-acting. He gets mistreated because of that. Then straight audiences can feel for him".
And he finally added: "As a director you have to put yourself in your movies, and I’m white and gay".
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week, and it will hit U.S. theaters on Friday, 25 September.

Jeremy Irvine is the lead actor of this film
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  1. Great updates and love the movie trailer.

  2. I just saw the movie and left this review up on Rotten Tomatoes reviews.

    This movie suffers from historic authenticity. In addition, the lead character is played by a gorgeous masculine acting white boy who appears to be the only LGBT person who is not a criminal, outcast, or plain old freak. However, I give it the best possible rating since many viewers, no matter what their orientation, will understand how much of a monumental moment in human rights the Stonewall Riots are -- and why we celebrate June 27, the anniversary of the riots, as Gay Pride Day. I would not call this movie dull, there are some very exciting moments. But this movie does have a positive purpose.

  3. I absolutely agree with you. In my opinion the best of the movie is Jeremy Irvine and the director's goal: to explain to everybody how hard to be gay was and is, and why the important changes in society needs revolutions in some point.