Pride tells the (I think) true story of a group of gay men and women who came to the aid of mineworkers in England who were on strike.
The gay fellas saw the news about the miners in the newspaper and felt the men were being bullied and mistreated, so they decided to pick one of the towns and help raise money for the strikers’ families. They had big hearts.
Amongst other things…
Penises. I was getting at them having big penises. I don’t know why I assume gay men are generally better hung than us straight fellas, but I do.
Anyways, the gay and lesbian activists ended up changing a lot of hearts and minds by opening their own hearts and minds to others in need of help. That’s a pretty cool, inspiring story. And they made the old ladies of the town happy, by the looks of the trailer, so that’s cool too.
Pride comes from director Matthew Warchus, whose last film was Simpatico back in 1999. That movie was so long ago Sharon Stone was still hot.
Aww… who am I kidding? She’s still hot.
Stephen Beresford wrote the screenplay, and he has a fair bit of TV experience, but few film credits to his name.
Pride Release Date
September 19, 2014.
Who’s In It?
Imelda Staunton . . . Hefina
Dominic West . . . Jonathan
Bill Nighy . . . Cliff
Paddy Considine . . . Dai
Andrew Scott . . . Gethin
Joseph Gilgun . . . Mike
What’s Good About It?
Pride has an extraordinarily charming trailer, which counts for a lot in my book, and the cast is solid. At least Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Paddy Considine are usually good.
What’s Bad About It?
Miners… gays… there has to be a good digging for coal joke in here somewhere… but where?
I’m so deep in this tunnel without a light I’m not sure I’ll ever find the coal!
Our Clever Prediction
Pride might not be a massive hit, but it looks like an awful lot of fun, and might surprise people who enjoy watching old ladies embrace gay culture and hang out at a gay club. Which would be pretty cool I’ll admit. I wish I could be an old lady.