So much controversy regarding the upcoming Stonewall movie directed Roland Emmerich. History apparently is being re-written, again, for cinematic purposes. The trailer for this movie was released and as much as I can see from my own knowledge, I do not see any of the key players that should be recognized in this film. From all intents and purposes, this trailer makes it seem as though the main character, Jonathan Rhys Meyers who plays Trevor, is the first person to throw a brick that sparked off the original Stonewall Riots. Which I hope that everyone knows is completely inaccurate as trans women Sylvia Riveria, and Marsha P. Johnson, are those that have been credited as being the most influential and initiators of these events. But this is just the trailer. Maybe we will see something completely different as trailers are often misleading.
I understand many heterosexual people within the U.S. do not know very much about historic moments that involve the LGBT community. Even many members of the LGBT community can be misinformed about events that occurred within the last 40-50 years. I by no means am a historian myself. Most of my knowledge on LGBT history has been from internet searches in the past decade. It is not like these events are covered in high school history classes. Many colleges do offer some courses that would be beneficial, but not many and not everyone has access to these classes.
I will watch the movie and try to be as unbiased as possible, but I wonder who is the target audience? Is the LGBT community? Is it the heterosexual community?