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?
Although not mentioned at any point in the film, there were 2,000 striking miners in the Kent coalfield, which was only 75 miles south-east of London. See more
At the beginning of the film the lesbian and gay ring a miner's club to offer support. The phone at the club rings in an American tone and not a UK tone. See more
[while Dancing in the Lodge in Dulais
God! I miss disco!
Featured in Projector: Pride
What Difference Does It Make
Written by Morrissey
(as Stephen Patrick Morrissey) and Johnny Marr
Performed by The Smiths
Published by Artemis Muziekuitgeverij B.V and Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Music UK LTD See more