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US hides gayness of Pride movie

US hides gayness of Pride movie

It’s one of the most political gay films ever made in Britain. But you wouldn’t know that if you are in the US.

Instead distributors in the States have hidden the fact Pride has a gay theme at all.

Pride is based on the true story of gay and lesbian activists in London supporting a Welsh community during the Miners’ Strike of the 1980s.

They were unlikely allies but their amazing friendship and unity helped change the political landscape – including for LGBTI rights.

However promotional material for the film in the US refers to Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners only as ‘London activists’.

It’s provoked an angry reaction on Twitter. User @robwillb, who posted the picture below, said: ‘One of the film’s own major themes is “Better blatant than latent”. This is a betrayal of that.’

Others complain the film had been given an R rating, even though there is no explicit sex or violence. They speculate the censors objected to mild same-sex affection in it.