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 ...
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Based on the inspirational true story.
Did You Know?
Some of the actual people depicted in the movie make cameo appearances in the Westminster Bridge scene: Reggie Blennerhassett and Ray Aller (played by Chris Overton
and Joshua Hill
), Gethin Roberts (played by Andrew Scott
), Gethin's Mum (played by Olwen Medi
), Mike Jackson (played by Joseph Gilgun
) and Ray Goodspeed (not directly portrayed in the movie but a leading light in LGSM). See more
When the LGSM group return to the village in winter and we see a CGI'd image of the village with snow, several shots later deciduous trees in full green leaf can be seen in the background. See more
I've never met a lesbian before
Really? I've never met anyone who irons their jeans.
I live at home.
No shit! Is that where you got that lovely brooch?
[Bromley Hastily Removes a "Happy Birthday" Pin
That's embarrassing. It's today.
What are you? Ten?
I wouldn't go spreading that around.
[Bromley Looks Confused
There Is Power in a Union
Written and Performed by Billy Bragg
Published By Sony / ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited
Exclusively Under License To Cooking Vinyl Records See more