Watch the first trailer for an upcoming movie about the Stonewall Riots
A trailer for Stonewall, a film inspired by the story of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a landmark of the gay rights movement, was released today. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, who has previously directed action-packed blockbusters like Independence Day and Godzilla.
The Stonewall Riots are largely described as the beginning of the LGBT right movement in America. They were spurred by police raids of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's West Village, which was an oasis for nonconforming people in the 1960s. The riots led to the formation of gay rights organizations and what would become the first Gay Pride parade.
Stonewall features actor Jeremy Irvine as star Danny Winters, a white, gay man who is kicked out of his home and flees to New York. Recently, transgender activists have called attention to the trans women of color who participated in inciting the riots.
The film will be in theaters September 25th.