Pride

2014 – 120 minutes.

Heart-warming and cheerful movie, based on a true story. In the summer of 1984, during the reign of Margaret Thatcher, a group of homosexual activists decides to raise money in order to support the families of miners that have gone on strike.

At the occasion of the London Gay Pride a group of gays and lesbians from London decides to raise money for the poor families of striking miners. When the union refuses the money, the group boards a minivan to the mining village in the countryside of Wales to personally hand over the money. There, they are confronted with conservatism and homophobia. The strikers aren’t exactly waiting for ‘perverts’ to come and help them out.

But the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), as they call themselves, insist and launch a charm offensive. Using his legal knowledge, gay Jonathan succeeds in freeing one of the arrested miners. He also shows the sturdy village people how dancing can come in handy to court a girl. Gradually tensions fade away as it becomes clear that gays and lesbians and the striking miners share the same cause. Feel good comedy about prejudice, tolerance and friendship.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Themes
Identity and LGBT+
Content rating
12
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
vmbo b/k/t - vanaf leerjaar 4
Director
Matthew Warchus
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Fiction
Duration
120 minutes
Year
2014