Who says Pride is only 30 days? Paul and Corey are discussing queer films in this month’s theme, “Pride and Prejudice.” This week, Paul’s friend recommended the British film, Pride (2014). Based on the true story of the small organization (created by communist and gay-right activist Mark Ashton) Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) success in fundraising for the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) yearlong (1984-1985) strike against Margaret Thatcher’s neoliberal assault. With a star-studded cast, the film does a truly brilliant job of combining the personal and the political, showing how solidarity works to overcome prejudice and distrust and builds power, and rejecting the tendency of stories like this to lionize a heroic leader – instead showing how people working together gets the goods.
This Month's Theme: Pride and Prejudice
This Episode's Focus: Pride (2014)
Host's Choice: Paul Pakler
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Corey's Recipe Recommendations for This Episode: Fish Fingers and Choux Pastry
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