Roland Emmerich’s movie about the Stonewall riots was an extra chunky skid mark in the eyes of most critics and it was a total flop at the box office. One of that shit show’s biggest criticism was that it was like the 1969 Stonewall riots as seen through the eyes of an Abercrombie & Fitch marketing executive. The movie focused on a pretty-faced young white boy and pushed the black and Latino activists into the background. Someone even started a petition to boycott that mess. It got almost 25,000 signatures. Director Roland Emmerich defended his Stonewall movie then, and he’s still defending the hell out of it.
While talking about his latest turd Independence Day: Resurgence with The Guardian, Roland blamed the internet for ruining his Stonewall movie and he thinks it was 100% historically accurate. If you Google “Stonewall riots,” you’ll get pictures of white people, black people, Latino people, transgender people, etc…. etc… But Roland Emmerich says that our eyes are lying to us, because Stonewall was whiter than a snowman’s tea party.
“My movie was exactly what they said it wasn’t. It was politically correct. It had black, transgender people in there. We just got killed by one voice on the internet who saw a trailer and said, this is whitewashing Stonewall. Stonewall was a white event, let’s be honest. But nobody wanted to hear that any more.”
I know I should be HAHAing at “white event,” but it’s the “let’s be honest” that really got me. It’s like he wants us to go, “You know, now that Roland is telling me to be honest, he’s right!” I’m going to steal that trick. The next time I want to pick up a piece in a bar, I’m going to say, “I’m hotter than Alexander Skarsgard and you want to do me, let’s be honest.” And since we’re being honest, Stonewall couldn’t have been that much of a “white event,” because if it was, Roland’s movie would’ve swept last year’s OSCUHS!
And here’s pictures of the noted gay rights historian and Michael Bay’s long-lost gay brother with the cast of ID:R at the movie’s premiere in Hollywood two nights ago: