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!! OMG, STONEWALL star Jeremy Irvine defends the film amid its “white-washing of history” controversy !!

To anyone with concerns about the diversity of the #StonewallMovie. I saw the movie for the first time last week and can assure you all that it represents almost every race and section of society that was so fundamental to one of the most important civil rights movements in living history. Marsha P Johnson is a major part of the movie, and although first hand accounts of who threw the first brick in the riots vary wildly, it is a fictional black transvestite character played by the very talented @vlad_alexis who pulls out the first brick in the riot scenes. My character is adopted by a group of street kids whilst sleeping rough in New York. In my opinion, the story is driven by the leader of this gang played by @jonnybeauchamp who gives an extraordinary performance as a Puerto Rican transvestite struggling to survive on the streets. Jonathan Rhys Meyers' character represents the Mattachine Society, who were at the time a mostly white and middle class gay rights group who stood against violence and radicalism. I felt incredibly nervous taking on this role knowing how important the subject matter is to so many people but Roland Emmerich is one of the most sensitive and heartfelt directors I've worked with and I hope that, as an ensemble, we have not only done such an important story justice but also made a good movie as well. Jeremy

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    Not since Tom Sawyer tricked that boy into doing his chores has something been so whitewashed.

    “Travestite”? Is this dude literally from the 60s? And if the film really cared about the TRUTH of black and brown transgender origination of the Stonewall riots, then the Marsha P. Johnson and Siliva Rivera characters would be the LEADS–the SUBJECT of the film!–and not an entirely made up white guy from the Midwest. This is what white liberals do: they use “diversity” and tokenism as a cover to elevate themselves as white saviors. Black and brown people have always LEAD the real agitation in all movements for change. In the 50s, white gay polite, respectable men could only get so far with their polite tactics. Change will be ROUGH. White gay men often forget that changing the AIDS deaths took in-your-face tactics. This white-washed “Stonewall” movie will forever be stained.

    OF COURSE!! DIDN’T YOU KNOW THE WHOLE “GAY RIGHTS” MOVEMENT WAS CREATED…EXECUTED…AND SUSTAINED———- ONLY—-BY GAY WHITE MEN WHO ARE 30 YEARS OLD BUT LOOKS 17….

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