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
On Joe's birthday, in July 1984, a record of 'What Difference Does It Make?' by The Smiths can be heard. Whilst the original song was released in 1983, the version playing in the film was one recorded for the BBC, which was not actually released until November 1984. See more
[Snooping Around Jonathan and Gethin's Spare Room
What I want to know is...
[Pulls Out a Pink Dildo
[Hefina, Sian, Margaret, Gwen and Gail All Start Laughing
Hefina! Put That Back Immediately!
That's nothing. Here, look what else I've found.
You never went under his bed!
[Pulls Out a Gay Porno Mag, Women Start Laughing Harder
When was the last time you saw anything like that, huh? When? When?
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Written by Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Shirley and Company See more