Stonewall, a film about a young gay man from Kansas set amid the Stonewall riots has been bombing at the box office. I didn't go see it. I also wouldn't watch a movie about the Montgomery bus boycotts that centered on a fictionalized white woman.
It does us all well to remember that the past is indeed "a foreign country" whose ways cannot be rewritten to line up with today's ever-changing political fashion. And in the country in which we now live, we "do things differently" with a freedom of which the past could never dream.
A pivotal moment in the history of the LGBTQ movement in America, it's gone from being a historical footnote for most, to being featured in an address by the President of the United States, to now being a critically reviled film by just about everyone.
The disaster-flick director addresses his new film's backlash.
Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall, however unwittingly, perfectly symbolizes how the mainstream gay rights movement has treated
Star Jeremy Irvine says the criticism came from "people who haven't seen the movie."
The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.
One of our favorite forms of critique is through comedy -- and this parody video does a perfect job of it. Recently the lesbian
The filmmakers may be scrambling in post-production to try to fix all of the issues people see with the film, but it's unlikely they will manage to fix the most egregious errors.