Stonewall is based around the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which was the violent clash that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. The drama centers on Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine), who flees to New York, leaving behind his sister. He finds his way to the Stonewall Inn, where he meets Trevor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) before catching the eye of Ed Murphy (Ron Perlman), manager of the Stonewall… well, it’s hardly difficult to miss Ron Perlman!
For a minute I thought this trailer was going to burst into an all-singing, all-dancing copy of West Side Story, but then it displayed the caption “Where Pride began!”, so basically, they’re trying to swing on the coat-tails of the British hit from last year, which a lot of people loved, but I thought was merely okay because the situations, and a lot of the characters, were scripted like a bad soap opera.
And who directs this? Roland Emmerich! So when does the Earth fall apart? Never, it seems…
Stonewall hasn’t yet got a UK release date, but it’s out in the US on September 25th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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