Stonewall Uprising opened yesterday in Manhattan, and although I’m out of town and haven’t had a chance to see it yet, the preview looks great.
Despite its important place in the movement for gay equality, I’ve always been a little fuzzy on what actually happened at Stonewall– there are so many conflicting stories and very few pictures. On top of that, the story’s always seemed a little unreal to me, not only because it’s hard to imagine what it was like to be gay in 1969 but also because it’s kind of impossible to imagine a New York in which it was actually possible for people to fight back against the cops. Hopefully the documentary will clarify things! You should see it this weekend if you can.