The New 'Stonewall' Inn Trailer Is Every Bit As Chilling As It Is Important

History was made.

RoadsideFlix released the trailer for the movie "Stonewall" directed by Roland Emmerich, documenting the start of the gay rights movement centered around the famous riots that occurred at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. 

With very fresh national recognition of same-sex marriages by the U.S. Supreme Court last June, the movie preview could not have come at a better time.

Let us break it down:


The new movie "Stonewall" is named after what is considered the start of the gay rights movement in the U.S.

The film is set during the late '60s, at a time when homophobia was a huge part of American society.

To the point where LGBT men and women were physically beaten for being who they are.

Then something changed ...

Those who were part of the gay community began to come together and speak out against the injustices they faced.

But, according to the Stonewall NYC website, it was still illegal to serve gay people alcohol or to have gay people dance with one another. Because of that, police would raid the bar often.

Except one day, more than 150 members of the LGBT community and activists gathered outside the bar to protest.

The infamous "brick throw" is what started it all.

According to the trailer's description, the movie follows Danny Winters, who fled to NYC after his parents kicked him out for being gay.

The rest is, literally, history. But there has been some criticism ...

People are questioning why the characters in the movie are only white gay men.

Director Roland Emmerich has yet to respond.

But in the meantime, check it out for yourself and see "where pride began."

Set to hit theaters Sept. 25.

(H/T: Mic)


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