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Film / Stonewall (1995)

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A 1995 British-American Historical comedy-drama directed by Nigel Finch about a fictional account of the Stonewall riots.

The movie stars Guillermo Díaz, Fred Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte, Bruce MacVittie, Peter Ratray, and Dwight Ewell.

It was released on September 2, 1995.

Tropes for the film:

  • Chorus Girls: The Stonewall patrons form a kickline and chant taunts at the police.
  • Draft Dodging: La Miranda is frightened to go to the draft board and says he's gay, so his Straight Gay Boyfriend, Matty, goes in his drag.
  • Going Commando: The Drag Queens invoke this to taunt the police, forming a kickline and chanting:
    "We are the Stonewall girls, we wear our hair in curls, we wear no underwear, we show our pubic hair!"
  • One-Word Title: Stonewall.
  • White Male Lead: The movie features a white male protagonist, but his second-lead drag queen boyfriend is Hispanic, and another second-lead drag queen is African-American.