Kazia here! Pride (2014) is a fictionalized account of the formation of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), an activist organization of primarily young adults who, during the British miners’ strike of 1984, fundraised for a Welsh mining village. Besides its all-star cast (including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Jessie Cave), here are five reasons you should bump Pride up in your theoretical queue:
1. It’s a beautiful, unapologetic story about an intergenerational queer community and on the whole they don’t die.
2. It’s a hopeful, uplifting dramedy that doesn’t sugar-coat or feel unrealistic. Pride honestly presents queer characters’ struggles with family, coming out, HIV, hate crimes, prejudice and discrimination, and cultural differences, yet it never feels heavy-handed.
3. It’s based on fascinating real-life events. I definitely recommend watching the DVD behind-the-scenes feature, but you can also find more here.
4. It emphasizes the importance (and effectiveness!) of intersectional activism and the power of community.
5. It has scenes like this: