A fictionalised account of the riots in 1969 New York, which started the gay liberation movement in the US, Stonewall is the coming of age tale of a small town boy who flees to the big city searching for hope and identity and becomes part of a historical moment. Directed by openly gay filmmaker Roland Emmerich, the film was written by Pulitzer-nominated playwright and screenwriter John Robin Baitz and stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jonny Beauchamp.
Released in 1998 and directed by Todd Haynes, Velvet Goldmine is the tale of a gay British journalist writing about a bi-sexual glam rock star. The film received many awards and nominations, including a nomination for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Shot in London and Manchester, the film features actors Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and Jonathon Rhys-Meyers.