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?
In a scene set in 1984, Joe and his family are seen watching the government TV advert "AIDS: Don't die of ignorance". The slogan was first used in November 1986 and the advert was first shown in January 1987. 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
I Second That Emotion
Written by Al Cleveland
(as Alfred Cleveland) and Smokey Robinson
(as William Robinson Jr.)
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited
Courtesy of Motown Record Company
Under Licence From Universal Music Operations LTD See more