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.
The song 'For a Friend', which is heard playing over the end credits, was actually written for the real Mark Ashton. It was written and performed by The Communards, whose members Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles were both friends of Mark.
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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