At The Box Office | October 2015
By Hans Pedersen, October 2015 Issue.
In theaters Sept. 25 | R | 129 minutes
Roland Emmerich directed the big-budget film on the 1969 riots at New York City’s Stonewall Inn that sparked the gay liberation movement. Based on real-life characters, the movie centers around a young white man, Danny, who has run off to NYC. One cannot deny the controversy surrounding this movie: some folks online say the movie is revisionist history that minimizes the role of trans women and drag queens of color who actually started the protest. Others argue all the main players that night at Stonewall are represented, including the trans woman who started the riot. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman co-star in the drama.