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.
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said in interviews to promote the film that the emancipation of gay men and women in the UK in the post-Thatcher years was one of the greatest things to have happened in his lifetime. See more
The scene where the activists are ignorant of the locations of the coal mines seems very unlikely, given that the names and locations of mines were mentioned on national news on a daily basis during the strike, and given that the Kent NUM had been raising funds in London from the start of the strike. See more
The thing is I'm actually from Bromley.
Well, don't worry about that. We're a broad church.
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