I’m pretty excited for Fall of this year to see Stonewall. It’s a film about the Stonewall Riots in 1969 that occured after the police raided the gay bar. Accurate or not, that moment is often referenced as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement. It looks like it’s going to be a more personal view of the events much like in the movie Pride and how LGSM was experienced by the people who founded it.
The synopsis from IMDB: “The plot revolves around the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the violent clash that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. The drama centers on Danny Winters, who flees to New York, leaving behind his sister. He finds his way to the Stonewall Inn, where he meets Trevor before catching the eye of Ed Murphy, manager of the Stonewall. He colludes with corrupt police and exploits homeless youth.”
The Way He Looks
The HBO series Looking just finished its second season, but unfortunately has been canceled. I really liked the first season once it got going, and I’m looking forward to seeing the second season once it comes out on Netflix or DVD. I’ve read that there will be a movie though to wrap up whatever loose ends there are. At least there’s that.
Vlessing, Etan. “Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ Gets U.S. Distribution.” The Hollywood Reporter. 25 March 2015. Web. 26 March 2015. <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roland-emmerichs-stonewall-gets-us-784306>
Ford, Rebecca. “Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman Join Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’.” The Hollywood Reporter. 3 June 2014. Web. 26 March 2015. <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jonathan-rhys-meyers-ron-perlman-708892>
“Stonewall.” IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.
Vaughan, Tarringo. “HBO Cancels Gay-themed Comedy ‘Looking’ after Just Two Seasons.” Examiner.com. N.p., 25 Mar. 2015. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.