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U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director:

Matthew Warchus

Writer:

Stephen Beresford (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Mark
Abram Rooney ... Young Guy
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Old Man
George MacKay ... Joe
Monica Dolan ... Marion
Matthew Flynn ... Tony
Andrew Scott ... Gethin
Joseph Gilgun ... Mike
Faye Marsay ... Steph
Freddie Fox ... Jeff
Lucy Timmons Lucy Timmons ... Woman with Little Girl
Jordan Metcalfe Jordan Metcalfe ... Charlie
Roger Morlidge ... Wardrobe Master
Dean Ashton Dean Ashton ... Young Man
Chris Overton ... Reggie
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Storyline

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 ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Based on the inspirational true story.


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Rated R for language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Büszkeség és bányászélet See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé,BBC Films,Proud Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Snooping Around Jonathan and Gethin's Spare Room]
Hefina: What I want to know is...
[Pulls Out a Pink Dildo]
Hefina: What's this?
[Hefina, Sian, Margaret, Gwen and Gail All Start Laughing]
Sian: Hefina! Put That Back Immediately!
Hefina: That's nothing. Here, look what else I've found.
Margaret: You never went under his bed!
[Pulls Out a Gay Porno Mag, Women Start Laughing Harder]
Hefina: When was the last time you saw anything like that, huh? When? When?
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Pride (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Shame Shame Shame
Written by Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Shirley and Company
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Just Plain Gorgeous
9 September 2014 | by LTSmash14See all my reviews

I watched this entire film from start to finish with tears in my eyes and a smile plastered across my face.

It tells a beautiful story of a small group of Gay Rights activists who take action to support the striking miners whom they feel are feeling the same oppression that they had once and were currently feeling.

It is a gorgeous story of humanity. The film, in my opinion, perfectly captures the homophobia, bigotry, ignorance and curiosity that the LGBT community deals with showing the spectrum of opinions using the right amount of humour. While I can't speak to the accuracy of the time, I can see my own experiences with LGBT friends of mine and curious people painted across the screen.

This is a must see movie that will show how hate can harm and will also reinforce your faith in humanity.

The actors' performances were all amazing and flawless, from tears to dance sequences.


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