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
don @ minifie-1
Based on the inspirational true story.
Did You Know?
Although Mark's political affiliation was not mentioned in the film possibly to avoid alienating viewers, a communist flag can be seen hanging from his apartment wall in the opening sequence. In the movie, he also gets "commie" shouted at him when going on a stage at a gay bar. See more
When they dial the number for the town in Wales having used the phone book they dial 01.....In the early-'80s all area codes would have not have had a 1 as the second number, they were 0823 not 01823 etc. At that time, 01 was the long distance (STD - Subscriber Trunk Dialling) code for London. See more
[on the phone trying to find a band for the Pits & Perverts ball
It's a fund-raising concert, and we're lookin' for bands to... no! No! No, no, no, I am in no way suggesting that Sting, or indeed any other member of The Police, is a pervert.
Featured in Projector: Pride
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