Young and out Mark gets the idea for an unlikely new alliance. From that crazy idea is born "lesbians and gays support the miners." They start to collect donations of money, food and clothing from other gays and lesbians which they send on to the miners and their families.
This film is entertaining, touching and funny. Veteran actor Bill Nighy plays Cliff, an older man on the miners' side, who finally comes out of the closet. The story is not without conflict as some of the miners take issue with their supporters. But other support comes on board when a fundraiser is organized and proves to be successful.
The cast includes Dominic West (as Johnathan), Imelda Staunton (as Hefina), Ben Schnetzer (as Mark) and Paddy Considine (as Dai), Andrew Scott (as Gethin), Faye Marsay (as Steph), Jessica Gunning (as Sian) and George MacKay (as Joe).
Here's a link to an article about the original Mark --Mark Ashton.
Some scenes from this film:
Some quotes from this film:
"I can't change my style. It has to be a style of firm leadership. One isn't here to be a softie. You're here to be a good, firm leader."---Margaret Thatcher
"Two, four, six, eight, is that copper really straight?!"---protesters' chant
"Give it to the lesbians. They love a banner."---Mark
"We're collecting for the miners and their families."---Mark
"This a gay and lesbian group. And we are unapologetic about that!"---Mark
"This money you've raised, it's all from gays and lesbians?"---Dai
"Truth told, you're the first gays I've ever met in my life."---Dai
"And you're the first miner I've ever met."---Mark
"You know I had you down as many things but prejudiced was never one of them."---Sian
"Listen, if one in five people is gay, then one in five miners must be too, right? So that's at least a fifth of you who's pleased to see us!"---Mark
"If it wasn't for those people over there, your lot would still be in the nick."---Dai
"Listen here see. We don't mind the gays and the lesbians, that's find. But don't you dare be bringing people from North Wales down here."---Hefina
"We could never drum up this kind of publicity in a million years!"---Mark
"When someone calls you a name...you take it and you own it."---Mark
"If we were normal, this is when we'd kiss."---Steph
The official trailer for Pride: