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 »
The movie portrays Danny Winters as the person who threw the first brick that started the Stonewall Riot, when, in actuality, it MUST have been somebody else, as Danny Winters is a fictional character, so it is impossible for him to have been the person who threw the first brick, because he did not exist. 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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