^^^^You mean this headline? The article posted by someone anonymous?
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Whitewashing History: Stonewall Movie Leaves Out Trans Women and Black Drag Queens Who Started The Movementhttp://www.aazah.com/articles/whitewashing-history-stonewall-movie-leaves-out-trans-women-and-black-drag-queens-who#.VcLhlLVRGcw
It might be that some in our community, are confusing the time frame with drag ball in the decade later Paris Is Burning. In 1969 New York, it was all about Woodstock, although people of color attended, this was mostly a Caucasian event. You have not seen the whole film yet, only the trailer. The Stonewall Inn, in this film, has every race depicted the night the riots started, maybe not the Flamboyant drag queen as in Paris Is Burning, but is does include the trans, drag community, maybe not Flamboyant enough for some in our community.
The drag community has complained for years about how 'mainstream' gay community has left them out such as the toned down version of there appearances at gay pride parades and festivals. Because they adore the limelight, they for years, hogged the media attention. Our community is diverse, and those who did not identify with the drag community, got left out. There is room for all of us in the LGBTQ-RSTUVWXYZ community.
I think this version of Stonewall depicts the accurate events recorded which reflects the time frame in 1969 New York. It is a movie, nobody from that era is alive to tell the story so we have to go by written accounts. Even Titanic survivors gave there different versions of what happened the night the ship sank. This version will appeal to gay and straight audiences, I think that maybe the reason for 'toned down' flamboyancy, this is NOT a drag queen story, this is a movement story
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America