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.
Roland Emmerich's first R rated movie since The Patriot (2000). See more »
During the first scene at the bar, a disco song comes on the jukebox, but disco didn't arrive until 73 or 74. Also, some of the clothes, especially the polyester pants that Trevor wears are more 70's than late 60's. Besides the music errors stated above, the film is rife with goofs. See more »
There are so many factual goofs, when it comes to clothes, music, etc. The filmmaker needed to spend some time doing research and fact checking.
I also find fault with the film centering around a kid from Kansas. The uprising was started by Puerto Rican and African American drag queens, and there is strong support that the first police resistance was by a lesbian, not some white football player from the mid-west.
I suggest watching the British 1997 film, which really feels so much more authentic.
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