Pride – Watch it bitches.

Pride (released in 2014) is finally on Netflix in 2020. About bloody time.

Via 20th Century Fox

A group of young London gay and lesbian activists lend support to conservative striking miners in 1984 Wales, whether the miners want it or not.

This is one of my all time faves filims even though it’s based on a True Story.

Via Sarcastic Nicholas Cage;

Those five words (based on a true story) usually make for such lame films which get worser when it’s ‘INSPIRATIONAL’.

The makers suck out the life and flavour that made the story inspiring in the first place and I end up wishing I could just see the doco but the doco doesn’t exist and even if it did, I don’t watch doco’s so GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Pride manages to rise above the B.O.A.T.S (based on a true story) curse like a glorious dragon in flight.

(Via Dreamworks) Or a supercute dragon that’s an axolotl/cat hybrid.

How you ask? How is such a miracle even possible??

I have some theories ; decent script, decent characters (real and made-up) AND no precious, entitled superstars killing all the interesting stuff in their past.

Yes I’m talking to you Elton John, Brian May, Ice Cube and Dr Dre.

Pride is set in the 80’s, it’s hilarious but also political, has great music, bad fashion and the gorgeous Andrew Scott in his most understated role yet.

And the brill Bill Nighy also in an understated and touching role.

Via 20th Century Fox

Plus the best dance scene with the worst hair. Coz it was the actual 80’s not the zhooshed up version. Yes I’m talking to you Sex Education. No offense, Eric would love this movie.

(Via 20th Century Fox)

You will laugh and you will cry and you will be inspired (but none of it in a cheesy Tom Hanks way) and if for some baffling reason you don’t like it…

You have terrible taste.