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Stonewall (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, History  |  3 September 1996 (USA)
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

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La Miranda
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Ethan
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Bostonia (as Duane Boutté)
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Vinnie
Peter Ratray ...
Burt
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Helen Wheels
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Mizz Moxie
Michael McElroy ...
Princess Ernestine
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Vito (as Luiz Guzman)
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Angelo
Tim Artz ...
Plainclothes Cop
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Storyline

Who could have guessed that a bunch of men in dresses would breath life into the movement to win equal rights for gay men and lesbians? Certainly not the police who raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular "drag" bar in Greenwich Village. After a long history of police raids, extortion, and brutality, a gaggle of drag queens at the Stonewall decide they have had enough and begin to riot when the police try to load them into a paddy wagon. Told by "La Miranda" (Hector), a regular customer at the Stonewall Inn, the film is a recounting of events that led up to that fateful day in 1969. "Matty Dean" is the handsome angry young man that La Miranda meets at the Stonewall one day and with whom she/he quickly falls in love. "Bostonia" is the self-styled Queen Mother of the drag queens and guides each initiate gently "into the life." Her lover, Vinnie, is the closeted proprietor of the Stonewall. His tragic response to the suffocation he feels bearing down on him from a homophobic world -- perhaps... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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$74,052 (USA) (26 July 1996)

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$616,248 (USA) (27 September 1996)
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Several film clips are seen and sound clips are heard of Judy Garland, who died June 22, 1969, just six days before the Stonewall Riots started on June 28, 1969. See more »

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The picket at Independence Hall was a yearly event called the Annual Reminder. It took place every July 4 from 1965 to 1969. The Stonewall riots began June 28, earlier in the summer than the Annual Reminder. See more »

Quotes

La Miranda: Chicka. Chicka, I love that outfit more every time I see it.
Mizz Moxie: Which is a lot of love, honey.
Helen Wheels: And a lot of nerve too, girl.
La Miranda: Tramp!
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Events leading up to the Gay Uprising of 1969--told in connect-the-dots fashion
4 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A young gay man from the sticks comes to New York City in 1969 hoping for a better life, but finds the homosexual lifestyle just as stifled in the big city under police pressure, corruption and harassment. The legendary gay riots near the Stonewall Inn take up just five minutes of the film's running-time, the final five minutes. This low-budget, brightly-colored film is more interested in the lives that would soon be affected by the riots than in the aftermath of the violence--and so we get stock characters like the naive blond cowboy, the underworld group controlling the club, the straight-seeming activists for a Homosexual Alliance, and lots and lots of drag queens. Director Nigel Finch seems to make a concerted effort to equate homosexuality with drag behavior, and drag behavior with (ultimately) prostitution. Perhaps this was true of the times, but Finch's presentation (though not campy) has cartoonish leanings and nostalgic overtures that don't express anything more than what most people already realize: the cops were corrupt, the gays were not saints, and they clashed. There's a good movie to be made about Stonewall, but this one just scratches the surface. There are some sweet moments (a sing-along on a bus, a dance between a drag queen and a gay conservative), but just as many scenes where the tone intended hasn't a hope in hell of coming through. ** from ****


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