R | | Drama
A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.
The first trailer for the film led to accusations that Roland Emmerich had "whitewashed" the historical events depicted by creating a fictional white protagonist. Emmerich and others associated with the production defended his casting choices but a ... ...
In the opening set-up sequence, the police are carrying transparent curved riots shields with reinforced black edges and the word POLICE written across the center of the shield. Standard NYPD riots shields of 1969 were completely flat, did not have reinforced edges, and did not have writing on them (see original photos of the actual riot). The curved polycarbonate shields used for the film were not invented until the 1980s.
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