Late next month, Roadside Attractions will release the feature film Stonewall, written by gay author Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters) and gay director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), about, as they call is, “the unsung heroes” who were there “where Pride began.” Only a lot of folks have attacked the trailer as being too white-washed: The hero looks to be a white male from the Midwest, and the trans, Latinos, leathermen and other leaders are barely visible.
Obviously, the main character is fictionalized (heck, fictionalizing people happened in movies like Selma and Lincoln, too — it always does), but how can we decide what the movie will be based solely on a trailer? I’m keeping an open mind.
Here’s the video of the trailer — what do you think? Gonna see it or boycott it?