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Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” Gets Award Nomination From The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

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The Big Short, Brooklyn, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight have been nominated for the Best Film of the Year Award by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, which is comprised of more than 130 critics and entertainment writers, as it unveiled nominees for its Dorian Awards on Tuesday.

But you know what else was nominated for an award? 

This years flick that everyone loved to hate Stonewall by Roland Emmerich!’

That’s right the movie that was accused it of “whitewashing” and “trans-erasing”  LGBT history by those who hi-jacked and re-wrote LGBT history for their own political agenda!

Stonewall was nominated in the “Campy Flick of the Year. “category and will go up against JoLo’s The Boy Next Door, Channing Tatum’s abs in Magic Mike XXL, Jamie Dorman’s abs in Fifty Shades of Grey, and again Channing Tatum’s abs and pointy ears in  Jupiter Ascending.

Dorian winners will be announced Jan.19, and the group will hold its annual Winners Toast in Los Angeles on March 6th.

A complete list of nominees follows:

 

FILM OF THE YEAR

The Big Short / Paramount, Regency

Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight

Carol / The Weinstein Company

Mad Max: Fury Road /  Warner Bros., Village Road Show

Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look

 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 

(Film or Television)

Sean Baker, Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures

Todd Haynes, Carol / The Weinstein Company

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, The Revenant / Fox

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Road Show

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol / The Weinstein Company

Brie Larson, Room / A24

Rooney Mara, Carol / The Weinstein Company

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years / Sundance Selects

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

Matt Damon, The Martian / Fox

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant / Fox

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs / Universal

Tom Hardy, Legend / Universal, Cross Creek

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title

 

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR

Carol / The Weinstein Company

The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title

Freeheld / Summit

Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics

Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

The Assassin / Central Motion Pictures, Well Go USA

Mustang / Cohen Media Group

Phoenix / Sundance Selects

Son of Saul / Sony Pictures Classics

Viva / Magnolia Pictures

 

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR

Emma Donoghue, Room / A24

Phyllis Nagy, Carol / The Weinstein Company

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short / Paramount, Regency

Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs / Universal

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR 

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

Amy / A24

Best of Enemies / Magnolia Pictures, Magnet

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief / HBO

Making a Murderer / Netflix

What Happened, Miss Simone? / Netflix

 

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)

Carol / The Weinstein Company

The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title

Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Road Show

The Martian / Fox

The Revenant / Fox

 

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

The Diary of a Teenage Girl / Sony Pictures Classics

Ex Machina / A24

Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Fox Searchlight

Tangerine (Magnolia)

 

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR

The Boy Next Door

Fifty Shades of Grey

Magic Mike XXL

Jupiter Ascending

Stonewall

 

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR

Fargo / FX

The Leftovers / HBO

Mad Men / AMC

Mr. Robot / USA

Orange Is the New Black / Netflix

 

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR

Grace and Frankie / Netflix

Master of None / Netflix

Transparent / Amazon

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix

Veep / HBO

 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix

Jon Hamm, Mad Men / AMC

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot / USA

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent / Amazon

Justin Theroux, The Leftovers / HBO

 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder / ABC

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie / Netflix

Taraji P. Henson, Empire / Fox

Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones / Netflix

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie / Netflix

 

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR

Anderson Cooper 360 / CNN

The Daily Show / Comedy Central

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver / HBO

The Rachel Maddow Show / MSNBC

Real Time With Bill Maher / HBO

 

LGBTQ TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Grace and Frankie / Netflix

Looking / HBO

Orange Is the New Black / Netflix

Sense8 / Netflix

Transparent / Amazon

 

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Broad City / Comedy Central

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend / CW

Getting On / HBO

Looking / HBO

UnReal / Lifetime

 

TV MUSICAL MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Adele: “Hello / ” Adele Live in New York City / NBC

Aretha Franklin: “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,” 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors / CBS

Lady Gaga: The Sound of Music 50th anniversary tribute, 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC

Sydney Lucas and the Cast of Fun Home: “Ring of Keys” 69th Annual Tony Awards / CBS

John Legend and Common: “Glory” (Original song nominee, Selma): 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC

 

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

American Horror Story: Hotel 

Empire 

How to Get Away With Murder 

Scream Queens

Sense8

 

“WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!” RISING STAR AWARD

Rami Malek

Kitana Kiki Rodriguez

Mya Taylor

Jacob Tremblay

Alicia Vikander

 

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR 

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Billy Eichner

Rachel Maddow

Tig Notaro

John Oliver

Amy Schumer

 

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)

Andrew Haigh

Todd Haynes

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tig Notaro

Amy Schumer

 

TIMELESS STAR

(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)

Jane Fonda

 

 

The Reviews Are In! – Emmerich Does To Stonewall What He Did To The White House In Independence Day

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Most reviewers are not commenting about the huge drag/trans folklore brouhaha that we expected.  Just more the generic “the movie sucks” type reviews.

“Stonewall is oddly compelling when it’s trying to be a gay Forrest Gump. As a history of Stonewall, it’s confused, strange, and a little insulting.” – FilmDrunk

“Aside from its offensiveness, Stonewall is, plain and simple, a terribly made movie.” – Vanity Fair

“The tone is so erratic and artificial that it wouldn’t feel surprising if the movie suddenly became a musical. And as the film gets duller and duller, you find yourself wishing these characters would break into song, just for variety’s sake.” – The Wrap

“It’s remarkable to see how badly Stonewall misses its mark.” – NOW Toronto

“At its worst, the film dangerously repackages the queer experience using language invented by those originally deployed to break it apart.” – Richard Larson

“The usual Emmerich-style approach to ‘Stonewall’ would have been dodgy, maybe even offensive, but so is this one” – Metro

“In Stonewall, Roland Emmerich does to the dignity of New York’s burgeoning LGBT community what he did to the White House in Independence Day”.- David Jenkins, Little White Lies

“Disaster maven Roland Emmerich treats a seminal event in the gay pride movement as the mere backdrop to the otherwise vanilla story of a homeless Indiana teen looking for community in New York City.” – Variety

“If “Stonewall” is what it means for Roland Emmerich to make an artist’s statement, please, for the love of god, someone start setting up dynamite charges around the Seven Wonders of the World so that he might return to his wheelhouse.” – The Playlist

But honestly did ANYONE from the beginning announcement that Roland Emmerich of all people was going to make a movie about Stonewall and expected it to be good?

Coming in at a whopping 9% rotten w/a 1 STAR  at Rottentomatoes.com

“Stonewall” Actor Jeremy Irvine Responds To Whitewashing Accusations, Gets Attacked On Instagram

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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

 

Honestly this has got to STOP!  I am no fan of the fact that Emmerich added fictional characters to the movie.  BUT as far as OUR history is concerned its time to stop co-opting this event for a personal agenda. 

NO ONE.  AND I MEAN NO ONE. has any PROOF of how the event actually started.  It wasn’t even historically documented for the first time until 20 years later when someone finally tried to piece the events together to write a book and he (Duberman) got conflicting stories and decided which one to choose in his book.  So for all you “children” out there that weren’t even alive when Stonewall happened that are bitching about Marsha and Sylvia they themselves gave conflicting stories about where they were that night. Syvia was in the bar, then outside to start the riot.  Its a mess!  The history of the Stonewall Riot is now one of folklore and very basic facts.  Nobody knows who actually started it and it will always be that way.  We know who was there over the THREE DAYS rioting and who was in the bar.  But everything else is hearsay.  So those of you who are so adamant about who, what, and where and are making believe that they actually know about how it began are just as bad or worse than Roland Emmerich.  

And if you want to be historically accurate in 1969 BOTH Sylvia and Marsha were NOT “transgender”.  Sylvia and Marsha were “transvestite” street hustlers. And that’s what they called themselves. Thus the organization S.T.A.R.  (STREET TRANSVESTITE ACTION REVOLUTIONARIES) and they were damn proud people and didn’t care what you called them as long as you gave them equality.  And you all could learn something from that.  And I know this for a fact because I knew them both. 

You are all washing our LGBT history in one way or another and it must stop.  

IT MUST STOP NOW!

FIRST LOOK: Watch the trailer for Roland Emmerich’s LGBT Drama “Stonewall”‏ – Video

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Just 7 weeks short of its release Roadside Attractions has finally debuted the first trailer for Stonewall, director Roland Emmerich’s very fictionalized drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s LGBT rights movement. 

Stonewall centers on Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine), who is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born”

From the look of it some re-creations copied from pictures of the era like the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade are spot on.  But others look more like a re-imagining of the movie musical RENT are way off including the “wild” goings on inside the Stonewall bar. (In 1969 drag was not allowed in any bar in NYC.)

The fictionalization of the history and “Danny casting the first brick ” is akin to the false history of Sylvia Rivera throwing the first heel  and is not only a shame but an insult when the real history of Stonewall is more than interesting enough. 

Just remember.  This is only a movie.  Not a history lesson.

Stonewall will be released on September 25.

To read the REAL HISTORY of the Stonewall Riots CLICK HERE.