Everyone knows that I hated, hated, hated Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. What my take on David France’s new film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, presupposes is that, maybe you shouldn’t make terrible biopics about real-life events while supplanting the real-life struggling minorities at their center with clean-cut white boys?
…so, yeah, I guess that doesn’t make a ton of sense, but the real meat here is that Stonewall is garbage, and you should really watch The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, a documentary joint (available only on Netflix) about the indispensable transgender rights activist who actually started the Stonewall riots and played a pivotal role in the foundation of the LGBT rights movement. Good movie. It’ll stick with you, as I argue in my review, found at The Playlist.