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See the first official trailer for “Stonewall”

The first official trailer for Stonewall has just been released.

Roland Emmerich’s film debuts in theaters on September 25.

It’s a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s 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 of young gays, lesbians and drag queens 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.

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2 Remarks

  1. There are overwhelming negative comments on its YouTube trailer site due to its adapted fictional nature of this epic historic event. Who knew?

  2. If nothing else, the filmmakers have crafted a catchy, simple slogan for the movie: “Stonewall: Where Pride Began” — Have no trouble having a film based on a historical event use the construct of a fictional character as its protagonist. Lord knows, it has been done since the day of silent film and done with great success. Just hope that the film holds true to the sentiments of the late 1970s and not having characters spouting thoughts and verbiage — social and political — straight out of 2015.

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