R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
Although not mentioned at any point in the film, there were 2,000 striking miners in the Kent coalfield, which was only 75 miles south-east of London.
What the hell do you think you're doing?
Carl: Just talking to Kev about something.
Hefina: You can talk to Kev any day of the week. Get over there and find a gay or a lesbian right now.
Carl: Look, Hefina, I've shaken their hands, I've bought them a pint. See? I don't...
When Mark Ashton proposes the founding of LGSM, he holds up a newspaper with the front page showing an iconic photograph of a mounted policeman about to strike a woman. This was taken by John Harris at the so-called "Battle of Orgreave". Although subsequently famous, the photograph was still obscure in June 1984, when the scene is set.
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