In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march ... Written by
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Based on the inspirational true story.
Did You Know?
A drag queen at the concert wears a placard identifying herself as "Martha Scargill". This is a reference to Arthur Scargill, who was president of NUM during the strike. See more
The button Mark gives Joe when they meet after watching the miners returning to work in Onllwyn says "I am (discretely) gay". This is a common error, but it should be "discreetly" meaning cautiously or with tact; "discrete" means separate or distinct. However, it could be a copy of a vintage button, in which case the error is on the part of the original designer of the button, not the filmmakers. See more
[Explaining Why Lee and Carl Have Been Illegally Arrested
A police officer has the right to stop you if - that's the important word here - *if* he has reasonable grounds to believe a crime is gonna be committed.
Are you absolutely sure about this?
Police harassment, dear. I could set it to music.
And if he does?
Then he must formally charge you within 24 hours of that arrest. But reasonable grounds means concrete evidence that can stand up in court. It doesn't mean he doesn't like the look of ...
Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Written by Pete Burns
(as Peter Jozzepi Burns), Steve Coy
(as Stephen Coy), Mike Percy
(as Michael David Percy) and Tim Lever
(as Timothy John Lever)
Performed by Dead or Alive
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd and Westbury Music LTD
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited See more