Trailer: Roland Emmerich's Stonewall

nd Emmerich steps away from blockbuster filmmaking to make Stonewall, a portrayal of the 1969 gay rights riots in New York. 

This cynic can't help but be disappointed that such a pivotal role in gay history features no openly LGBT performers in central roles - but it's nonetheless always refreshing to see gay life proudly given mainstream treatment - and we're not talking about ________ as generic leading lady's gay best friend in the latest romcom. 

The official synopsis tells us:

"STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born"

Stonewall hits US cinemas September 25th. It stars Jeremy Irvine, Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joey King.

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