The first trailer for Stonewall, a gay rights drama directed by destroyer-of-worlds Roland Emmerich has been released.
The film is based on the Stonewall riots of Greenwich New York circa 1969 that are widely considered to be the starting point for modern Gay liberation movements across the world. An era when the hair was permed, the music Hendrix-y, and the laws bigoted.
Watch the trailer here
Roland Emmerich is a man most famous for helming huge disaster flicks like The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and 2012. He did take a detour of sorts with Shakespearean authorship drama Anonymous, which was underseen and overlooked. But it did prove that the director can handle small-scale drama.Films like Milk and most impressively Pride have already tacked similar themes with great success. Whether or not Stonewall matches up remains to be seen. But despite the cliche-ridden approach, it might just surprise us all.