Gay Essential Films To Watch, Stonewall

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.