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Pride: a film less about LGBT activism than you'd think… at least in the US

Posted on January 5, 2015 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

So here’s some of the artwork for the DVD of Pride, one of last year’s top British films.

Pride

For those who don’t know, it was a retelling of the true story of how some London LGBT activists helped a small Welsh village during the Miner’s Strike in the 1980s. Here’s a trailer.

Now here’s the corresponding artwork from the US DVD. Can you spot any differences?

Pride's US cover

The astute will first notice that the ‘Lesbian and Gays’ banner in the demonstration has been removed. But if you read the text, you’ll notice that the group who were in the UK text ‘lesbian and gay activists’ are now ‘London-based activists’. So although you can still spot “… & GAY” on a T-shirt if you look very hard, basically any reference to this being a film involving LGBT characters appears to have excised. Hmmm. I wonder why…

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